Building regulations in England are changing with new requirements for EV charging

Elisha Keep | 25/05/2022

From June 2022 all new homes with off-street parking and those undergoing major renovation must now provide EV charging facilities for residents. Find out more about how Egg can partner with you to meet the sustainability requirements of new sites.

At a Glance

New EV charging requirements will come into force for developers in England in June 2022

Find out how Egg can support your developments needs to build the homes of the future

From June 2022 all new homes with off-street parking and those undergoing major renovation must now provide EV charging facilities for residents. These building regulations, Part S, will soon come into force in England following the UK government’s announcement of building regulation changes in July 2019.

The proposal forms part of the government’s aim to improve the availability of EV charge points ahead of the UK’s ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles in 2030.

Egg are here to partner with Developers and help to bridge the gap in EV charging provision that’s currently deterring many consumers from purchasing EVs. If you’re looking for a smart home energy partner, get in touch at [email protected]

What are the current EV requirements for developments?

Currently, there is no UK wide legislation for Developers to provide EV charging facilities in new builds.

While there is not a universal approach, many local authorities and cities have developed their own guidance which is often based around the London’s 2030 electric vehicle infrastructure strategy

What does the new legislation mean for Developers?

From June 2022, Part S Regulations will mean:

  • Every new home, including those created from a change of use, with associated parking must have an EV charge point.

  • Residential buildings undergoing a major renovation which will have more than 10 parking spaces must have at least one EV charge point per dwelling with associated parking, along with cable routes in all spaces without charge points.

  • All new non-residential buildings with more than 10 parking spaces must have a minimum of one charge point and cable routes for one in five (20%) of the total number of spaces.

  • All non-residential buildings undergoing a major renovation that will have more than 10 parking spaces must have a minimum of one charge point, along with cable routes for one in five spaces.

At present, no changes have been announced for EV charging requirements for Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. A Scottish Government consultation on changes to building regulations, which included proposals for new EV charging requirements, closed in November.

Egg’s dedicated New Developments team have extensive knowledge of working with Developers and as a part of one of the world’s largest telcos, Liberty Global, we work alongside Virgin Media O2 and Liberty Charge, to deliver a one-stop-shop approach to meeting the sustainability requirements of new sites.

When will the new legislation come into force?

The proposals to change UK building regulations were originally outlined in a public consultation in July 2019.

An announcement was made on September 9th 2021 to lay legislation that is anticipated to come into force sometime in June 2022.

The government has set out an adjustment period of a minimum of 6 months from the date of the laying of the regulations and the new requirements coming into force.

Initial/ building notices or full plans submitted within this 6-month adjustment period must begin building work no later than 12 months after the Buildings Regulations come into force, otherwise, the new regulations will apply.

The outcome of the Scottish Government’s consultation on changes to Building Regulations has yet to be announced.

New requirements for EV chargers – Smart charging

As part of the new Part S regulations, all new private EV chargers are to be ‘smart’, ensuring that vehicles can be charged during off-peak hours, or when the demand is low in order to reduce strain on the gird.

Egg’s unique EV charging proposition provides homeowners with a Part S regulation-compliant smart charger so they can get enjoy the convenience of home charging from move-in day.

For added peace of mind, customers have the option to take Egg’s EV Charger Plan which provides enhanced customer support, including repair-or-replace call-outs, so they can get back up and running in no time.

Building the sustainable homes of tomorrow

Alongside our expertise in EV charging, Egg can deliver solar and battery storage solutions at build or retrofit stages, allowing homeowners to power their home with clean energy day and night.

If you’re looking for a partner with stability and a long-term vision that can help you build the sustainable homes of tomorrow, we’re ready to go the distance with you. Get in touch at [email protected]

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© 2022 Egg - All Rights Reserved; A Liberty Global plc company. Registered address: Griffin House, 161 Hammersmith Road, Hammersmith, W6 8BS. Company number: 07477370; VAT number: GB109695779. In relation to consumer credit, Phoenix Renewables Ltd, trading as Egg and The Phoenix Works, is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Reference 965996)