Overall, we believe that our proposals will offer a positive benefit to all, regardless of disability, or where someone may live. That is not to say that there will not be complications in the implementation of these standards and continual monitoring will be required to ensure that no-one misses out on the opportunities that it is intended to provide, namely the opportunity for everyone to move away from petrol or diesel vehicles and make their next vehicle electric.
By ensuring that at least 25% of all accessible spaces have access to an EV charge point socket, and that all the rest of the accessible spaces are ready for no-dig activation, particularly with regards to non-domestic buildings, we believe these proposals, alongside our wider work to make EV charging more accessible, will help to ensure that these opportunities are truly available to all.
This review is being undertaken in the context of broader work across the Scottish Government to deliver change in support of Ministers' climate change objectives; reducing our emissions by 75% by 2030 and to net-zero by 2045. To do so, requires ambitious and challenging measures, and these proposals are in that vein and underline the Scottish Government’s ambition to deliver a healthier, cleaner and greener Scotland for current and future generations.
As a result of this assessment, no new and specific mitigations are proposed to the policy or to the building standards system which implements it. However, working with stakeholders, we will continue to monitor the impact of this policy to ensure that the transition to a more sustainable travel and transport system is a just one.