01 Aug Engagement with local residents on Electric Vehicle Charging Points launched
A survey has been launched on potential locations for on-street electric vehicle charging points in six towns across North Northamptonshire.
9 sites are being considered in Corby, Earls Barton, Kettering, Oundle, Raunds, and Wellingborough and residents living nearby will receive a letter inviting them to have their say on the proposed sites. The letter will be from Believ (previously named Liberty Charge), who are running the project working with North Northamptonshire Council (NNC). All the sites are in locations with little or no off-road parking to support those residents who do not currently have the option of charging at home.
All feedback will be reviewed by NNC and before installation can go ahead, residents will have a further opportunity to comment on the designation and operation of the bays through the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) process.
Cllr Matt Binley, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive Member for Highways, Travel and Assets, said:
“The number of people driving electric vehicles is continuing to grow and it is great that we are proposing further electric vehicle charging infrastructure in towns across North Northants. The sites that are being proposed are in areas with a high proportion of on-street parking or in town centres, which means if approved, more residents will have easier access to electric vehicle charging points.
“The sites being consulted on have been identified following recommendations to us by residents and suggestions by local Councillors.”
Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council, said:
“It is vital that we consider investment in charging points and if you live near to one of the proposed sites, or are an electric vehicle user, or are considering becoming one, I encourage you to have your say before 25 August.”
If you would like to respond to the public consultation for the proposed electric vehicle charging points across North Northamptonshire, you can do so via the online form until 25 August 2023.
The surveys being conducted are separate to the engagement on 6 proposed sites which ran from 3 December 2022 – 29 December 2022.
There are currently 12 on-street charging sites across North Northants, with two charging points at each site. A full list of live and approved charging points is on the Smart Northamptonshire website.