Dozens of public charging points set to be installed across Essex

The locations of dozens of electric vehicle charging stations set to be installed across Essex have been announced.

Some of these 77 on-street residential electric vehicle charging points are being earmarked for main roads with existing parking restrictions.

Two are being planned in Basildon, two in Brentwood, four in Castle Point, and 10 in Chelmsford.

There are also 15 planned for Epping.

The proposal locations were either suggested directly by residents or via city, district, and borough partners.

It follows Essex County Council’s bid to the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) for capital grant funding to cover 60 per cent of the purchase and installation costs of 66 on-street residential EVCPs in 30 locations throughout administrative Essex over a one-year period.

The remaining 40 per cent of funding would be provided by charge point operator Qwello. An additional 11 EV points will be provided and entirely paid by Qwello.

Some of the locations have parking restrictions in place.

In Warley Hill,  Brentwood, which is earmarked for two points the restriction allows a maximum stay of two hours Monday to Saturday between 9am and 6pm with no return within 4 hours.

In Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, there is a one-hour maximum stay Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm with no return within three hours.

A statement from Essex County Council said: “The proposal is consistent with the aims of Everyone’s Essex, which sets out four strategic aims and 20 commitments. Within the strategic aim of strong inclusive and sustainable economy, it includes a commitment to deliver green growth-supporting technologies and business models to transition the Essex Economy to net zero.

“Everyone’s Essex also makes a commitment to supporting people to switch to more sustainable travel options so that we can achieve our targets for achieving net zero carbon emissions.

“It will enable residents across Essex, particularly those without access to off-street parking and private charging the opportunity to uptake and use an electric vehicle, for necessary car journeys. The charging points will help to support the transition to sustainable transport.”

Basildon

  • 48 Stokefelde, Pitsea. Four EV points

Brentwood

  • 53 Warley Hill. Two EV points

Castle Point

  • 193-195 Link Road, Canvey Island. Three EV points
  • 3 Park Avenue. Four EV points

Chelmsford

  • 4 St John’s Green, Chelmsford Two EV points
  • St John’s Church, Moulsham Street. Two Ev points
  • 47 Melbourne Avenue, Chelmsford. Two EV points
  • 91 Grace Bartlett Gardens, Chelmsford. Two EV points
  • Galleywood Library car park. Two EV points

Colchester

  • 4 Wimpole Road. Four EV points
  • 11 East Hill. Two EV points
  • 16 Colne Bank, Colchester. Two EV points
  • Opposite 2 Recreation Rd, Colchester. Three EV points
  • 51 Wimpole Road. Two EV points

Epping

  • 45 Turpins Lane, Woodford Green. Two EV points
  • 3A Forest Road, Loughton. Three EV points
  • 186 High Road, Loughton. Four EV points
  • 36 Westbury Lane, Buckhurst Hill. Two EV points
  • 170 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill. Two EV points
  • 55 Station Way, Buckhurst Hill Two EV points

Maldon

  • 1 Victoria Road. Two EV points
  • 4 The Hythe. Two EV points
  • 84 Fambridge Road. Two EV points
  • 24 London Road. Two EV points
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Piers Meyler

Local Democracy Reporter

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