Electric Vehicles

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0888
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can the use of electric vehicles be encouraged through the planning process by making charging points compulsory features of parking provision in new developments?

Answer

Answer for Electric Vehicles

Answer for Electric Vehicles

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have already asked my planners to consider how this can be done, but I do not have their findings yet. It is unlikely that this can be made compulsory, unless through national legislation or policy guidance; but in London, much can and will be done through negotiation with developers, particularly at the pre-application stage.