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Stockport Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) Draft Strategy

Meeting: 21/09/2021 - Cabinet (Item 9)

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To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport.

 

The report details a draft Zero-Emission Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (ZEVCI) Interim Policy Statement has been produced to set out how the Council and partners will seek to deliver ZEVCI in the borough. This will act as a supporting document to the wider GM EVCI Strategy which is has been produced by TfGM.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to comment on and give approval to the Interim Policy Statement.

 

Officer contact: Mark Glynn on 0161-474-3700 or email: mark.glynn@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport (Councillor Sheila Bailey) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) that detailed a draft Zero-Emission Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (ZEVCI) Interim Policy Statement  that set out how the Council and partners would seek to deliver ZEVCI in the borough.

 

It was commented that as part of the strategy, priority would be given to the siting of electric vehicle charging points within existing car parks rather than occupy space on the pavement and introducing a potential conflict with pedestrians.  It was further stated that there needed to be a more equal distribution of charging points across the borough to ensure they did not become concentrated in the town centre.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the draft Zero-Emission Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (ZEVCI) Interim Policy Statement that set out how the Council and partners would seek to deliver ZEVCI in the borough.


Meeting: 06/09/2021 - Communities & Housing Scrutiny Committee (Item 9)

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To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report details a draft Zero-Emission Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (ZEVCI) Interim Policy Statement  has been produced to set out how the Council and partners will seek to deliver ZEVCI in the borough. This will act as a supporting document to the wider GM EVCI Strategy which is has been produced by TfGM.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer contact: Mark Glynn on 0161-474-3700 or email: mark.glynn@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) that detailed a draft Zero-Emission Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (ZEVCI) Interim Policy Statement  that set out how the Council and partners would seek to deliver ZEVCI in the borough.

 

The Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport (Councillor Sheila Bailey) attended the meeting to respond to questions from the Scrutiny Committee.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         It was suggested that the one of the biggest barriers in the uptake of electric vehicles was the cost of purchasing a vehicle which was significantly more than conventionally powered vehicles.

·         More work needed to be done to ensure that EV charging points were in service at all times.

·         The lack of co-ordination between the different companies and providers of EV charging points made it difficult for the end user.

·         The introduction of new charging points should not be at the expense of space on the footway for pedestrians.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and the proposed Interim Policy Statement  be endorsed.