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car charging upstandClass E – electrical upstand for recharging vehicles

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

This permitted development right is to allow the erection of an upstand for charging of electric vehicles.

If within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse or a block of flats the maximum height is 1.6m above where the cars are parked. If within any other location, i.e. service areas the maximum height is 2.3m above where the cars are parked.

It can’t be within 2m of a highway, or within a scheduled monument or a listed building. You also are limited to 1 upstand per parking space.

Class E could be withdrawn via a restriction on the building usually through a previous planning application or via restrictions in a conservation area etc.

 

Legislation

Class E – electrical upstand for recharging vehicles

Permitted development

E. The installation, alteration or replacement, within an area lawfully used for off-street parking, of an upstand with an electrical outlet mounted on it for recharging electric vehicles.

Development not permitted

E.1 Development is not permitted by Class E if the upstand and the outlet would—
       (a) in relation to an upstand and outlet—
              (i) within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse or a block of flats, exceed 1.6 metres in height from the level of the surface used for the parking of vehicles; or
              (ii) in any other case, exceed 2.3 metres in height from the level of the surface used for the parking of vehicles;
       (b) be within 2 metres of a highway;
       (c) be within a site designated as a scheduled monument;
       (d) be within the curtilage of a listed building; or
       (e) result in more than 1 upstand being provided for each parking space.

Conditions

E.2 Development is permitted by Class E subject to the conditions that when the development is no longer needed as a charging point for electric vehicles—
       (a) the development is removed as soon as reasonably practicable; and
       (b) the land 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.

E.3. Interpretation of Class E

For the purposes of Class E—
“block of flats” means a building which consists of at least two flats

 

 

Created: 4th August 2020

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