Do i need planning permission for air conditioning unit?

Thinking about fitting new climate control in your home? Then you need to consider air conditioning planning permission. Equip yourself with the facts to avoid project issues and end up with an installation that works well and meets all relevant air conditioning regulations.

Planning permission for air conditioning installations in homes

Generally, most small air conditioning installations don’t need planning permission. This means that you don’t need to submit a planning permission application before installing your air conditioning – you can just go ahead and do it.

However, you need to make sure that your external air conditioning unit follows these regulations:

  • It isn’t bigger than 0.6m³
  • It’s over a metre away from any property boundaries
  • It is more than a metre away from the edge of a flat roof
  • It isn’t fitted on a pitched roof

For more information about Air Conditioning Planning Permission for your home see our comple guide.