Depending upon the size of your commercial solar car park installation, and local planning laws. You may or may not need planning permission to install your required GP1’s. We can help you through this process. Giving initial advice, liaising with your planning office, and supporting you through any application that may be necessary.
It is important to note that the Collective Energy Car park solar array, GP1. is classified in the UK as Erection / Alteration / Replacement of plant and machinery. It is important to ensure your local planning office categorises your planning application under the above category. As some planning offices lacking expertise in this sector. Have been known to categorise installations like the GP1 under different planning applications. This increases costs and time taken to rectify a council’s mistake. We can support your planning application to ensure it runs as smoothly as possible. Planners for the most part, are extremely supportive of photovoltaic renewable initiatives in the corporate sector, but sometimes lack experience in maximising efficiencies of a planning application. Do not worry, we can help to mitigate any errors made by a council, leading to a prompt approval.
To ensure a speedy planning process we will happily provide the following information to support your planning application.
· Specifications of proposed PV panels and charging points.
· Structural and foundation details.
· Grid connection details
· Drainage and surface water management
· Glint and glare impacting the surrounding environment.
· Details of construction and decommissioning including associated traffic and compounds for
material storage and contractor parking.
It is worth asking your local planning office if planning permission is required for car port projects. As the Collective Energy GP1 is a car port from a planning perspective. Your council may have in place a Local Development Order (LDO). If it does indeed have an LDO in place which includes car ports, you may not need planning permission to install our GP1’s. An initial enquiry with your planning office and possibly, a pre planning application. Should determine what type of planning permission, if any, is required for your installation.
Collective Energy is happy to make initial enquiries on your behalf with your local planning office. To determine whether you will be covered by an LDO.
For more information on planning applications and how we may be able to help, please do get in touch.