11.9.2 Air Source Heat Pumps

Closed22 Dec, 2020, 9:00am - 12 Mar, 2021, 5:00pm
11.9.2 Air Source Heat Pumps

The most common heat pump systems extract heat from external air, typically using an outside unit. These heat pump systems do not require underground piping to source heat and so can be cheaper and easier to install compared to ground source heat pump systems. The most popular heat pumps are air to water heat pumps. The Climate Action Plan envisages 600,000 heat pumps by 2030, 400,00 of which will be installed in existing buildings.

The Council will promote the roll out of air source heat pumps in line with government policy in new developments and retrofits, subject to compliance with normal planning and environmental criteria and the Development Management Requirements.