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Under new permitted development rights which come into force on 1 December 2011 in some cases it will be possible to install domestic wind turbines without the need for an application for planning permission, so long as specified limits and conditions are met.

In other cases you will need to apply for planning permission from your local authority to add a domestic wind turbine to your house, or grounds surrounding your home.

You should also consider the average wind speeds in your area and how surrounding structures, trees, topographical features and the turbine’s position would affect its ability to generate energy.

Learn more on the Planning Portal.