2. Ground source heat pumps: heat pumps (non-domestic)

Installing a ground source heat pump in the grounds of a non-domestic building

All the following conditions must be observed:

  • when no longer needed for microgeneration pumps should be removed as soon as reasonably practicable and the land should, as far as reasonably practicable, be restored to its condition before the development took place, or to a condition agreed in writing between the local planning authority and the developer
  • the total area of excavation must not exceed 0.5 hectares
  • you only have one ground source heat pump within the curtilage
  • the capacity of the system does not exceed 45kW thermal generation.

Planning permission will be required to install a ground source heat pump within the curtilage of a listed building, or on a site designated as a scheduled monument.