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New Planning Exemptions for Solar Installations

Substantial increases to the existing planning exemption thresholds for solar panels are now available.

Two new sets of regulations entitled the Planning and Development Act (Exempted Development) (No.3) Regulations 2022 and the Planning and Development (Solar Safeguarding Zone) Regulations 2022 which have immediate effect have been published on the 7th October 2022 .

Additionally two new classes of exempted development have been introduced.

For clarity, works that benefit from Planning Exemptions do not require Planning Permission.

What are the main changes?

In a nutshell,

  • the 12sqm/ 50% roof limit which applied to houses has been removed nationwide. There is no rooftop limit on houses, regardless of whether the house is located within or outside of a Solar Safeguarding Zone (SSZ). Houses are now able to erect unlimited rooftop solar panels subject to certain conditions.
  • The 50sqm/ 50% roof limit which applied to other specified classes of development has been removed for solar developments that are located outside of an SSZ. Such developments, located outside of an SSZ, are able to erect unlimited rooftop solar panels subject to certain conditions.

The Planning and Development (Solar Safeguarding Zone) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 492 of 2022) support the Planning and Development Act (Exempted Development) (No.3) Regulations 2022 and set out 43 Solar Safeguarding Zones (SSZs) within which a rooftop limit on solar panels continues to apply. The SSZs are applicable to all classes of development other than houses.

Wexford Town Solar Safeguarding Zone

Conditions and Limitations

The Planning and Development Act (Exempted Development) (No.3) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 493 of 2022) set out the main amendments to the existing solar planning exemptions contained in the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (the Principal Regulations). These regulations set out the updated conditions and limitations which apply to the various pre-existing classes of development (e.g. houses, industrial, light industrial, business premises and agricultural).

The exemptions are aimed at increasing Ireland’s generation of solar energy and combating climate change.

Isabel’s Picks for Spring 2019

FEEL LIKE MAKING A STATEMENT?

Add a pinch of colour

Eden Design,ledline 60, LED LIGHT,INDOOR TILES,WOW Design EU, Arch tiles, CABINET, Quodes, Satellite, Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, LINOLEUM FLOORING,Forbo Flooring Systems,Marmoleum

1. LED LIGHT

Designer: Eden Design

Name: °ledline 60

Price range: n/a

Material: Aluminium, Powdercoated.

Key features: Continuous lines of light, without limits. Each led module can be cut every 8 cm. Led line can be installed surface mounted, recessed and pendant.

Wattage: 28W/meter.

Available to Ireland from:  Eden Design

2. INDOOR TILES

Manufacturer: WOW Design EU

Name: Arch

Price range: n/a

Material: Ceramic.

Available to Ireland from:  WOW Design

3. CABINET

Manufacturer: Quodes

Designers: Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby

Name: Satellite

Price range: n/a

Material: MDF

Available to Ireland from:  Quodes

4. LINOLEUM FLOORING

Manufacturer: Forbo Flooring Systems

Name: Marmoleum

Price range: n/a

Material: Linoleum.

Key features: CO2 neutral product.

Available in Ireland from: Forbo

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Isabel’s Picks for Winter 2014

 

ENJOYING THE COLD

Make the best of the season

 

2014_04_Winter Picks_Frosted Birch Wreath John Lewis,  SINGLE PLY PVC ROOF Bauder Thermofol U, PRINT Darrell Gulin Unpaved Road in Redwoods Forest Art.co.uk, WATER AND DIRT REPELLENT  NP Liquid Glass,  Eames Moulded Plywood DCW Chair Pony Hide CA Design.

 

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1. WREATH

Brand: John Lewis

Collection: Croft

Name: Frosted Birch Wreath

Material: Birch

Price range: €29

Available to Ireland from:  John Lewis

 

2. SINGLE PLY PVC ROOF

Manufacturer: Bauder

Product Name: Thermofol U

Price Range: n/a

Material: PVC

Key Features: Flexible polyester-reinforced plasticised PVC membrane. Developed to withstand climatic extremes and temperature shocks. Resists tears and punctures. Tested and approved for green roof landscaping by the FLL. CE mark. BBA approved.

Available in Ireland from:  Bauder

 

3. PRINT

Artist: Darrell Gulin

Product Name: Unpaved Road in Redwoods Forest

Price Range: from €28

Key facts: Digitally printed on archival quality paper with vivid color and exceptional detail.

Available to Ireland from:  Art.co.uk

 

4. WATER AND DIRT REPELLENT

Manufacturer: Nanopool GmbH

Product Name: Liquid Glass

Price Range: n/a

Key Facts: NP Liquid Glass is a transparent, non-toxic surface protection that can shield almost any surface against virtually any damage from hazards such as water, dirt, bacteria and algae. The coating is transparent while also being flexible and breathable. Environmentally Friendly. Hydrophobic. Oleophobic.

Applications: Stone, wood, textile, metal, glass, ceramic, plastic.

Available in Ireland from: NP Liquid Glass

5. CHAIR

Design: Eames

Product Name: Eames Moulded Plywood DCW Chair Pony Hide

Price Range: €370

Material: Moulded plywood base with pony leather.

Available in Ireland from: CA Design

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