Council vote to have powers to stop solar panel installations on Stray facing properties

Solar Panel HarrogateHarrogate Borough Council has today (27 June 2012) voted in favour to have powers to stop solar panel installations on Stray facing properties.

These changes will mean that properties facing onto the Stray will now need to seek planning permission for solar panel installations.

The Cabinet for Planning, Transport and Economic Development considered that the decision was justified as a means of maintaining the character and appearance of the conservation area and to stop piecemeal and uncoordinated installation of solar panels on the roofs of buildings fronting the Stray.