Engagement with local residents on Electric Vehicle Charging Points launchedParking, roads and transport
01 August 2023
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.
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.Cllr Matt Binley, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive Member for Highways, Travel and Assets
The sites being consulted on have been identified following recommendations to us by residents and suggestions by local Councillors.
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.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council
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.
Proposed locations for on-street electric vehicle charging points:
- Corby - Hove Street, NN18 0JB
- Earls Barton - Churchill Road, NN6 0ND
- Kettering - Bath Road, NN16 8NL, Roundhill Road, NN15 6BU, Weekly Glebe Road, NN16 9NP
- Oundle - New Street, PE8 4EE, South Road, PE8 4BP
- Raunds - High Street, NN9 6HS
- Wellingborough - Shelley Road, NN8 3DA