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car charging pointClass D – vehicle charging point

Class D allows for the installation, alteration or replacement, within an area lawfully used for off-street parking, of a vehicle charging point.

This is to allow the installation of a wall mounted charging point for electric vehicles. You can’t however install this on a listed building, within 2m of a highway if facing it, in a scheduled monument or if the unit is over 0.2 cubic metres in size. If it is no longer required, then Class D says that the unit must be removed and the surface made good.

Installation of a car charging point under Class D could be withdrawn via a restriction on the building usually through a previous planning application or via restrictions in a conservation area etc.



Class D – electrical outlet for recharging vehicles

Permitted development

D. The installation, alteration or replacement, within an area lawfully used for off-street parking, of an electrical outlet mounted on a wall for recharging electric vehicles.

Development not permitted

D.1 Development is not permitted by Class D if the outlet and its casing would—
       (a) exceed 0.2 cubic metres;
       (b) face onto and be within 2 metres of a highway;
       (c) be within a site designated as a scheduled monument; or
       (d) be within the curtilage of a listed building.


D.2 Development is permitted by Class D subject to the conditions that when no longer needed as a charging point for electric vehicles—
       (a) the development is removed as soon as reasonably practicable; and
       (b) the wall on which the development was mounted or into which the development was set is, as soon as reasonably practicable, and so far as reasonably practicable, reinstated to its condition before that development was carried out.


Created: 4th August 2020

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