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Planning Permission for Solar Panels

Do you need planning drawings to add solar panels to your home? Solar panel drawings online

You no longer have to wait for an architect and pay the high costs that come with using a traditional architect. Most solar panel planning applications are relatively simple projects. With our expertise and software. We can, working with you, produce architectural plans for the installation of solar panels and obtain planning permission for solar panels much quicker for you than an architect. Our solar panel drawings come at a Low Fixed Cost from the Start!

Solar panel planning drawing

Do I need planning permission for solar panels?

Homeowners across the UK are looking at various options to reduce their energy bills. With energy bills rising, homeowners are looking at solar panels as these are easily added to your home. However, we do receive the questions, Do you need planning permission for solar panels a lot!

This really does depend but we are the experts in planning applications so you've come to the right place. All at a Low Fixed Cost from the Start

Planning Drawings Step by Step

Do you need planning permission for solar panels?

This is where it can get confusing and it is the reason we created this online solar panel planning drawings service. 

What do I need for a solar panel planning application?
Do I need planning permission for solar panels?
Architects drawings for an solar panels?
How much are solar panel drawings?

You can check online through the UK Government Planning Portal to see if your solar panels are likely to need planning permission. Even if your solar panels are considered a Permitted Development. We recommend that you obtain a Lawful Development Certificate. A Lawful Development Certificate is basically a letter from you Local Authority that confirms you can install solar panels without Planning Permission and you can be sure that you're not breaking any rules. This certificate will also be important if you eventually come to sell your house. A Lawful Development Certificate Application would require architectural solar panel drawings.

You will definitely require planning if your house falls within the following;

- A listed building.

- If permitted development rights don't apply or have been removed.

- A maisonette or a flat.

Solar panel planning drawing
Solar panel planning drawing
Solar panel planning drawing
Solar panel planning drawing

Extension Building Regulations Drawings

Nearly all solar panel installations require Building Regulations Approval. This approval is given by your Local Authority or an Approved Inspector. Any Reputable builder would want to ask to see building regulation approval before commencing work. It will also also builders to quote you for the build.


There are two ways your can achieve Building Regulation Approval for an extension. We can help create your extension building regulation drawings

1. A Building Notice

By the completion of a building notice form, there are no drawings required for this and you or your builder can submit this yourself and then a site visit will be arranged by the building control officer.

2. Building Regulation Full Plans Application

This is the option we recommend. Here you would need Architectural Building Regulation Drawings. We can help produce these for you. These would then be pre-checked by a building control officer before builder works begin. 


This means would can be 100% confident that you are complete complaint and you won't have any costly repairs and rebuilds in the near future. The solar panel building regulations drawings we produce include all the required details and notes for your to obtain Full Plans Building Regulation Approval


We are planning and building regulation experts. Your online solar panels plans will be ready fast for a low fixed cost.


Planning Drawings for any project!

Fixed Cost from the Start!

Why Choose Us?

There are many services you can find online to create planning drawings. They will also offer instant quotations. What sets us apart is the cost and quality. Our quotation form is simple and asks basic questions about your proposal.

  • We do not charge anything extra for setting up and submitting your planning application.

  • We do not charge you extra for completing additional planning application forms which take less than a minute to complete.

  • We do not charge your later for modifications, if required.

  • We do not have ANY 'Add on's'. The cost you receive is the cost you pay. 

We are a family business, part of Apex CAD Drawing & Planning LTD.

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Our Services

Pre-Application Advice

What is required for my planning application?

Building Regulation Drawings

Full Set of Building Regulation Drawings. Fixed Cost From the Start

UK Wide Service & Surveys

We cover the whole of the UK with our services. 

Building Regulation Applications

We can setup & monitor your Building Regulation Application

Planning Application Drawings

Full set of Planning Drawings. Fixed Cost From the Start!

Structural Calculations

We can prepare Structural Calculations for you if required

Planning Application Management & Setup

We can setup & monitor your Planning Application

Build-Over Agreements 

We can create drawings if your proposal is building on or near a sewer 

Our Work

Here you can browse our recent work. We are updating this continuously. If you would like to see other projects then please contact us

View our complete library of Recent Work and Guides

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