Poor air quality and the
So far, so good. But if you read the Department of Transport consultation paper, you might spot a gap: it makes no mention of existing residential property and doesn’t talk about blocks of flats. Most flat owners won’t benefit from extra on-street charging, especially in areas where parking is at a premium – which is
The consultation does propose that all residential buildings undergoing
Jamie Willsdon, director of EV charging solutions provider Future Fuel, has raised these issues with the Department of Transport. He hopes the residential block sector will take up the cause for leaseholders and help put pressure on the government. “I was hoping the latest publication from the Department of Transport may have some positive content that covered existing multi-dwelling residential blocks. Sadly… it doesn’t. This is a huge sector and something installers/designers working in the residential block market will need assistance with. I’ll be working hard to engage leading players in the block sector to lobby government on this issue on behalf of flat owners,” he
This is a problem that won’t go away. We support Jamie’s call to the DoT not to ignore the needs of the millions of flat owners around the country, who should be able to access EV charging points as easily as someone living in a house. For landlords, adding charging points could also add value and (literally) improve the
We will be making our voice heard on this and we urge you to contribute to the debate. You can download the consultation here. Don’t forget to respond by 7 October.