Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 22nd March 2018.

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Photo of James Frith James Frith Labour, Bury North

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that charging infrastructure for plug-in electric cars is included in new housing developments.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Government’s Industrial Strategy, published in November 2017, sets out the ways in which the Government is supporting electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The strategy includes a commitment to update Building Regulations to mandate that all new residential developments must contain the enabling cabling for charge-points in the home, taking account of the independent review of Building Regulations and fire safety being undertaken by Dame Judith Hackitt.

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