Decision details


Decision Maker: Planning Control Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


RESOLVED: That application 23/00590/FP be GRANTED planning permission subject to the reasons and conditions set out in the report of the Development and Conservation Manager with the following amendment to condition 6:


“Condition 6:


Location and details of the fence to be erected between the host property and the neighbouring property of No.91 shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority before the development is commenced and the approved details shall be implemented on site.


Reason: To ensure that the development will have an acceptable appearance which does not detract from the appearance and character of the surrounding area.”

And the addition of Condition 7 to read:


“Condition 7:


Prior to the change of use, the proposed Children’s home shall incorporate an Electric Vehicle (EV) domestic ready charging point.


EV Charging Point Specification: A charging point shall be installed by an appropriately certified electrician/electrical contractor in accordance with the following specification. The necessary certification of electrical installation should be submitted as evidence of appropriate installation to meet the requirements of Part P of the most current Building Regulations. Cable and circuitry ratings should be of adequate size to ensure a minimum continuous current demand for the vehicle of 16A and a maximum demand of 32A (which is recommended for Eco developments)


·       A separate dedicated circuit protected by an RBCO should be provided from the main distribution board, to a suitably enclosed termination point within a garage or an accessible enclosed termination point for future connection to an external charge point.


·       The electrical circuit shall comply with the Electrical requirements of BS7671: 2008 as well as conform to the IET code of practice on Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment installation 2012 ISBN 978-1-84919-515-7 (PDF). This includes requirements such as ensuring the Charging Equipment integral protective device shall be at least Type A RCD (required to comply with BS EN 61851 Mode 3 charging).


·       If installed in a garage all conductive surfaces should be protected by supplementary protective equipotential bonding. For vehicle connecting points installed such that the vehicle can only be charged within the building, e.g. in a garage with a (non-extended) tethered lead, the PME earth may be used. For external installations the risk assessment outlined in the IET code of practice must be adopted, and may require additional earth stake or mat for the EV charging circuit. This should be installed as part of the EV ready installation to avoid significant on cost later.


·       A list of authorised installers (for the Government’s Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme) can be found at


·       UK Government is intending to issue legislation in 2021 to require domestic EV charge points to be smart, thus we recommend that all charge points will be capable of smart charging, as detailed in UK Gov consultation response.


Reason: To contribute to the objective of providing a sustainable transport network and to provide the necessary infrastructure to help off-set the adverse impact of the operational phase of the development on local air quality.”

Report author: Melissa Tyler

Publication date: 13/07/2023

Date of decision: 11/07/2023

Decided at meeting: 11/07/2023 - Planning Control Committee

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