Planning Regulations for EV Charging Points

Planning regulations for EV charging points comes under “permitted development rights”. This means planning permission is not required for the installation of wall mounted charging stations as long as:

  • You have off-street parking
  • The charging point does not exceed 0.2 cubic metres
  • It does not face onto and be within two metres of a highway
  • You don’t live in a designated / scheduled monument
  • You don’t live in a listed building

Thats the law: Schedule 2, Part 2, Class D of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015.

Planning Regulations for Commercial EV Charging Points

Planning permission is not required for the installation of a free standing car charging points. Provided the installation matches the following criteria:

  • Does not exceed 2.3 metres in height from ground level
  • It cannot be located within two metres of a highway
  • Designated / scheduled monuments are excluded
  • It cannot be within a listed building
  • Result in more than one upstand being provided for each parking space

The specific section of planning law is Schedule 2, Part 2, Class E of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015.

OLEV Grants for Business & Individuals

OLEV provide a grant for home owners (EVHS) and businesses (WCS). Both schemes will put £350 towards the cost to purchase and install car charging points. Individuals are limited to a single charging point in their home. Businesses can apply for up to 20 dual charging points, totalling £14,000 of grants.

How We Can Help

We work with a selected group of OLEV approved car charging point installers. All of our installers are NICEIC, NAPIT or Elecsa qualified electricians with years of experience and comprehensive insurance. So you know your in safe hands.

Get in touch using our resets a quote feature or use our contact page. If you have bespoke requirements or you would like to discuss the planning regulations for EV charing points and how they relate to your business give us a call on 0800 246 8549.