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Engagement with local residents on electric vehicle charging points launched

12 October 2022

Electric car charging point

A survey has been launched on potential locations for on-street electric vehicle charging points in seven towns across North Northamptonshire.

21 sites are being considered in Corby, Desborough, Higham Ferrers, Kettering, Rothwell, Rushden 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 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.

As sales of electric vehicles continue to climb, it is vital that we plan investment in charging points for those who have no access to a private drive and need on street facilities or wish to charge their vehicle whilst visiting our town centres. 

The sites being consulted on have been identified following recommendations to us by residents and suggestions by local Councillors. If you have a location that you think we should be considering, please let us know through our dedicated website page.

As a driver of an electric vehicle myself, I am acutely aware of the need for more charging points and am delighted we are taking part in this scheme as we seek to become carbon neutral by 2030.
Cllr Graham Lawman, NNC’s Executive Member for Highways, Travel & Assets
Since January 2021, with Liberty Charge, we have installed 23 on-street charging points, each with two sockets, across North Northamptonshire in 12 locations. This consultation has been launched to, hopefully, increase the number of points available and we value resident’s opinion. If you live near to one of the proposed sites, or are an electric vehicle user, or considering becoming one, I encourage you to have your say.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

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 process.

If you would like to respond to the resident 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 9 November 2022.