Changes to permitted development rights will streamline the process, allowing more properties to install solar panels without navigating the planning system.
The move aims to reduce waiting times and additional costs associated with planning applications, making it more enticing for individuals and businesses to adopt solar energy solutions.
The revised rules extend to flat-roofed homes, aligning their permissions with those for businesses. Additionally, the one-megawatt restriction for industrial rooftop solar in business applications will be eliminated.
The government encourages the use of already developed land for solar panels, facilitating installations in canopies above car parks.
Housing and Planning Minister Lee Rowley said: “By cutting red tape in the planning system we can make sure homeowners and businesses can install solar panels without being held up by costly delays.”