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Electric Vehicle Charging Points

Time Published 24 November 2021

From July – October 2019, the government consulted on proposals to introduce new building regulations, in England, which would mandate charge point infrastructure in new homes, new non-residential buildings, and when some buildings are renovated. The new measures are a vital step towards decarbonising England’s transport system and will pave the way for the mass transition to zero emission vehicles.

The government has reflected on the diverse consultation responses and has decided to introduce new measures requiring:

  • Every new home, including those created from a change of use, with associated parking within the site boundary to have an electric vehicle charge point;
  • Residential buildings undergoing major renovation, which will have more than 10 parking spaces within the site boundary after the renovation is complete, to have at least one electric vehicle charge point for each dwelling with associated parking within the site boundary and cable routes in all spaces without charge points;
  • All new non-residential buildings, with more than 10 parking spaces within the site boundary of the building, to have a minimum of one charge point and in addition to this, cable routes for one in five of the total number of spaces;
  • All non-residential buildings, undergoing a major renovation, which will have more than 10 parking spaces within the site boundary after the renovation is complete, to have a minimum of one charge point and in addition to this, cable routes for one in five spaces.

Click here to view the consultation response on the government website.

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