Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Questions (342)

Eamon Ryan

Question:

342. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his views on the proposal that developers would only be granted planning permission if houses have electric car charging points inserted from the outset. [4916/18]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

I am aware of proposals by the European Commission to amend Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings, on which discussions are ongoing at EU level.  Under the draft amendments to the Directive, it is proposed to introduce requirements for the installation of vehicular charging points on new and existing non-residential buildings undergoing major renovation, and  also incorporates proposals in relation to new and existing residential buildings.

Ireland will implement the provisions of the final Directive when it is adopted and published. Pending finalisation of the revisions to the Directive, consideration will be given as to the most appropriate statutory code to ensure that our obligations under the adopted Directive are met.