Engagement launched on rapid electric charging points

Parking, roads and transport

12 January 2024

A survey has been launched on potential locations for rapid on-street charging points in 6 towns across North Northamptonshire.

7 sites are being considered in Burton Latimer, Corby, Kettering, Raunds, Thrapston and Wellingborough. The potential sites would have rapid chargers, meaning users could charge their electric vehicle to 80% in 20-40 minutes depending on the model's battery capacity and starting state of charge.

Properties near the proposed sites will receive a letter in the coming days with more detail and how to complete the survey. The letter will be from Believ, who are running the project working with North Northamptonshire Council and the project is privately funded.

With a rise in users of electric vehicles, it is important that we continue to look at charging points in locations that are easy for residents to access and use.

These proposed locations are close to local facilities which is why rapid chargers have been chosen - meaning more drivers can make use of the points and charge their electric vehicle quicker.

As with previous sites identified, those currently being looked at have been selected following detailed analysis and recommendations from residents and local Councillors.
Cllr Matt Binley, the council’s Executive Member for Highways, Travel and Assets
More and more people are turning to electric vehicles for their environmental benefits and it is important that we reflect this by improving the number of charging points across the area. 

As we look to be more carbon neutral in all we do, having the right infrastructure in place is a key priority for us and we are always trying to find ways to make it easier for residents to access an electric vehicle charging point. 

But we also listen to residents and businesses and want to make sure points are where they are needed and will be used, which will hopefully in turn encourage more residents to consider an electric vehicle as a more sustainable mode of transport. I would encourage people to have their say and complete the survey.
Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

All feedback will be reviewed by NNC and before installation can go ahead, residents and businesses will have a further opportunity to comment on the designation and operation of the bays through the Traffic Regulation Order process.

If you would like to respond to the engagement survey for the proposed electric vehicle charging points across North Northamptonshire, you can do so via the online survey.

The deadline for commenting on the proposed electric vehicle charging points is 12 February 2024.