We know that according to the Government's Road To Zero Strategy nearly all cars and vans are to be zero emission vehicles by 2050. In fact we may be moving to a net zero economy and the planning system is getting ready.
From 25 May planning rules will be relaxed to allow for charging points to stand taller at 2.3m under permitted development rights, save for points attached to dwellings or flats which cannot surpass the existing 1.6m limit.
42. We intend to bring forward regulations to amend the permitted development right for the installation of an electrical vehicle charging point upstand in an off-street parking space to increase the height limit to 2.3 metres to accommodate rapid charging points. Within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse or block of flats the existing height limit of 1.6 metres will remain. No changes will be made to the existing deemed consent to display a modest unilluminated advertisement with the name of the chargepoint installer or electricity supplier.