Why terraced homeowners may need planning permission for heat pumps

An overhead shot of terraced UK homes
Industry experts are calling on the government to change planning rules for heat pumps to allow terraced homeowners to more easily gain install heat pumps to their homes (Image credit: Getty)

Millions of homeowners in the UK could be blocked from installing heat pumps due to restrictive permitted development rights.

If you live in a terraced home you may be forced to apply for planning permission as your home may be too close to neighbouring properties to qualify.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.