Helping housing developers meet section 106
Electric Car Chargers UK helping housing developers meet section 106 with a fully funded communal chargers for new builds
The benefits of dealing with Electric Car Chargers UK include:
- No outlay for the housing developer
- Sustainable charging solution that meets planning conditions
- Reduced power requirement compared to chargers to individual parking bays
- Fully managed, maintained and charge points that are increased based on use
- Generates revenue for the future management company
If you are housing developer, planning consultant or M&E contractor looking for an effective electric car charging solution for your new build, please contact us.
Our solutions and chargers for new builds
We work with you and your local planning authorities
Many local planning authorities are asking housing developers to provide sufficient power for all parking bays on new builds to accommodate future electric vehicle charging requirements. At present, housing developers are being asked to make 20% of allocated bays active (charging points installed) and 80% of allocated bays as passive (with the power and infrastructure ready for a charge point to be installed when required).
Whilst the need to install electric vehicle chargers for residential new builds is evident, asking housing developers to provide power for 100% of the allocated parking bays or properties on a new development presents a number of key issues:
- The power requirements create a significant strain on National Grid
- Costs to implement sufficient power is being absorbed by the developer
- This power allocation will never be fully used
Electric Car Chargers have successfully consulted with local planning authorities and housing developers to install a communal charging point solution which provides a faster charging speed, and requires significantly less power.
Installing communal and allocated chargers for new builds
There are two main types of charging solutions for new builds to consider, and both have very different requirements.
Option 1: Communal chargers
Communal chargers are the most effective way of implementing chargers for apartment blocks and is fast becoming a more sustainable solution for high density residential developments, especially where the development has the possibility for spare parking bays and a 3 phase supply.
Option 2: Allocated chargers
Allocated chargers are installed in a residents designated parking bay or installed on a buildings driveway. Allocated chargers are for sole use of the tenant and a single phase 7kW is perfectly acceptable for this kind of charging requirement.
Communal v’s allocated chargers for new builds
If the development has the option for either type of charging solution, it is important to consider the cost impact to install both types of charging solution.
A 3 phase supply will enable you to install a 22kW communal charger which can typically keep around 14 electric vehicles on the road. This can therefore be a significantly more cost effective charger for a housing developer to install, than it would to install an equivalent 14 properties with a dedicated 7kW charging point.
Comparison based on 14 electric vehicles being served power:
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Whilst not all electric vehicles can charge at 22kW today, 2021 and 2022 will see more electric vehicle being launched that can take an 11kW and 22kW charging speed.
How does the landlord get reimbursed?
Electric Car Chargers provide a solution that allows the resident to pay for the electricity they use to charge their vehicle, and this automatically reimburses the landlord for their supply.
We have case studies for both communal and allocated charging solutions and would welcome the opportunity of reviewing your requirements.
Case study: Project Etopia – Allocated charging solution
We will design your solution based on the immediate and future needs of the development and help you meet your planning requirements and section 106.
For more information about our electric car chargers for new build developments, please call us on 020 8895 6511 or complete the below enquiry form: