Decision details

On-Street Electric Vehicle Charging

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Consideration was given to a report on seeking Members approval for the delivery of electric vehicle charging points that supported residents who did not have the ability to charge their vehicle at home.

Members welcomed the recommendations contained within the report with comments focussing on the practicalities of the proposals including the siting of electric vehicle charging points, particularly for those properties fronting on to the highway with no off street parking, how the Council would ensure people only parked in electric charging spaces for charging and how would displacement parking be managed.

Further points were made in relation to including an item on the work programme regularly updating the Committee on the subject, that the costs of using EV charge points should be fair throughout the borough, and that the proposals were not being used as a method of taxing those individuals who did not have driveways.

In response to the request for an item to be included on the work programme, the Chair advised it could be included within the annual review rather than as a stand-alone item on the work programme.


RESOLVED (Unanimously)

1.That the delivery of the next phase of charge point locations noted in this report to support residents who did not have off street parking be approved, subject to formal approval of the application by Government.

2.That the next steps for the development and delivery of the wider electric vehicles infrastructure programme as set out in paragraph 2.7of the report be noted, and that further reports would be submitted to the Committee to seek necessary approvals.


(Prior to consideration of the following item, the meeting was adjourned for a short break).

Publication date: 26/07/2022

Date of decision: 21/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 21/07/2022 - Highways and Transport Committee

Effective from: 03/08/2022

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