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Class D – electrical outlet for recharging vehicles

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What is allowed

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

Where can I use it

On any land or building in England

What is not allowed
  • Development is not permitted by Class D if the outlet and its casing would: exceed 0.2 cubic metres;
  • face onto and be within 2 metres of a highway;
  • be within a site designated as a scheduled monument; or
  • be within the curtilage of a listed building.

Development is permitted by Class D is subject to the conditions that when no longer needed as a charging point for electric vehicles—
the development is removed as soon as reasonably practicable; and
the wall 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.

How do I use the allowance

This is a normal allowance that is available to nearly every building and site in England. For buildings in Conservation Areas you should check to see whether the Council has issued an Article 4 Direction.

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