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The London Plan and electric charging points

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

In response to Question 2018/0027 in May 2018 you stated:

“Policy T6.1 in the new draft London Plan introduces a new measurable requirement for 20% of parking spaces in new residential developments to have active charging facilities. It is also one of my Chief Digital Officer’s actions for his forthcoming London Office of Technology and Innovation to investigate this issue”.

What steps have been taken by the Chief Digital Officer on this front? Are you now able to effectively monitor the implementation of this requirement?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

In order to effectively monitor the implementation of draft London Plan Policy T6.1, the London Development Database (LDD) is updating its technical planning data standard to include the number and type of charge points proposed for a development. This is currently out for agreement by Borough Leaders. Subject to this agreement, the ongoing LDD automation project will automate the collection of this data and allow it to be more accessible to all Londoners from spring 2020.

Alongside this work, the London Office of Technology and Innovation has been involved in trials of novel electric vehicle charge point solutions and continues to facilitate wider discussions with local authorities on the role of smart infrastructure, including charging infrastructure.