Patios, driveways and hardstandingPatios, driveways and hardstandingclose

Provided that the access onto the highway is not being changed, the installation or alteration of patios, driveways and hardstanding does not generally require planning permission however this will depend upon the extent and position of the works so it is recommended that guidance is sought from the Planning Authority.

Class 14 A – Domestic electric vehicle charging points

The installation, alteration or replacement of an electric vehicle charging point and any associated underground pipework within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse.

Conditions for wall-mounted installations:

(a) the general conditions applicable to Section A

(1) No part of the development may be constructed within 9 metres (measured at ground level) of the route of any overhead electrical line carrying 11kv or more      (High Tension power cable);

(2) No part of the development may be constructed within 9.1 metres of the bank of any designated watercourse under the Flood Risk Management Act 2013;

(b) the charging unit must not have a volume exceeding 0.2 cubic metres; and

(c) if within 2 metres of a highway, the charging unit must not be mounted on a wall that faces onto that highway.

Conditions for upstanding installations:

(a) the general conditions applicable to Section A;

(1) No part of the development may be constructed within 9 metres (measured at ground level) of the route of any overhead electrical line carrying 11kv or more (High Tension power cable);

(2) No part of the development may be constructed within 9.1 metres of the bank of any designated watercourse under the Flood Risk Management Act 2013;

Also included from Schedule 4 of the Order

(2A) The operations specified must not be constructed (including any foundations) so as to involve the felling, lopping or limbing of any tree (other than a tree referred to in section 3(3) of the Tree Preservation Act 1993).

(b) the highest point of the charging unit must not exceed 1.6 metres from the level of the surface used for the parking of vehicles;

(c) no part of the charging unit may be nearer to any highway which bounds the curtilage of the dwellinghouse than the nearer of —

(i) that part of the dwellinghouse nearest to that highway; or

(ii) 20 metres;

(d) no part of the charging unit may be within 2 metres of a highway; and

(e) the installation of the charging unit must not result in more than one upstand being provided for each parking space.