Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 5th March 2018.

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Photo of Alec Shelbrooke Alec Shelbrooke Conservative, Elmet and Rothwell

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to make it easier for private companies to install charging infrastructure for Electric Vehicles on 3rd-party land.

Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Negotiations to facilitate charging infrastructure for electric vehicle installation across third party land rights is a private negotiation between the company and the relevant landowner. As a last resort if agreement cannot be reached, electricity licence holders (as statutory undertakers and installers of such connections on behalf of the private company) have powers under the Electricity Act 1989 that permits them to apply to the Secretary of State for a Compulsory Purchase Order or a necessary (compulsory) wayleave relating to the third party land.

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