To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to support the installation of electric vehicle charging points in newly built housing developments; and if he will make a statement.
29 April 2021
The Government held a consultation on Electric Vehicle Charging in Residential and Non-Residential Buildings in 2019. It will publish its response by the summer.
Permitted development rights currently allow for the installation of electric vehicle chargepoints within the curtilage of a house or block of flats without the need to apply for planning permission, where the chargepoints have a height limit of 1.6 metres.
The On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) is available to local authorities across the United Kingdom to provide public chargepoints for residents without access to private parking. This year, £20 million is available under the scheme.
The scheme has already supported over 105 different local authorities to fund more than 3,800 chargepoints.