Building regulations for electric vehicle charging points
For developers the changes will largely be implemented into Building Regulations. In order to support developers with these changes, an approved draft of the proposed changes has been produced in advance of the second reading in October 2021.
A summary of the proposed changes are:
- For residential buildings – every new home with an associated car parking space will need an electric vehicle chargepoint. This also applies to buildings undergoing a change of use to a residential building. In addition, any residential building under major renovation, with more than 10 parking spaces should have at least one EV chargepoint and cable routes in every parking space.
- For non-residential buildings – every new non-residential building and non-residential building under major renovation, with more than 10 car parking spaces will need to have at least one electric vehicle chargepoint and cable routes for every one-in-five spaces.
- Existing non-residential buildings – every existing non-residential building, with more than 20 car parking spaces, will need at least one chargepoint, applicable from 2025.