Historic England gives the green light for solar panels and heat pumps on listed buildings

Solar panels in a field next to a listed building
Historic England have published the Historic England Advice Note to provide information on installing heat pumps and solar panels on listed buildings (Image credit: Historic England)

Historic England have published advice for those seeking to improve the energy efficiency of historic buildings by encouraging solar panel and heat pump installations.

The Historic England Advice Note (HEAN) aims to simplify the planning process for those making eco-friendly improvements to listed buildings and reduce their carbon emissions.

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