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Draft PPS18: Renewable Energy
Annex 1 Active Solar (Photovoltaics) Planning Issues: Listed Buildings & Designated Areas

F15. The installation of a PV array on a building listed for its special architectural merit or historic interest – or on another building or structure within its curtilage – is likely to require an application for listed building consent. This will be so, even if specific planning permission is unnecessary.
F16. Permitted development rights to clad the walls or alter the existing roofline of a dwelling do not necessarily apply in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Conservation Areas, Areas of Special Scientific Interest, or the proposed Mournes National Park. When considering applications in these areas the potential impact on the character or appearance of the area should be considered.
F17. If an application for a PV module is submitted for a building close to a conservation area, or close to a listed building, its proximity to such area or buildings may be a material consideration in deciding the application.
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