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Electric Vehicle Charging

Strategy

The types of electric vehicle infrastructure the County Council would support is set out in our Electric Vehicle Charging Position Statement (2021).

The position paper seeks to balances against aspirations to increase access to EV charging against maintenance risks, and provide clarity on where DCC could use/seek funding to further improve access to EV charge points. Resident applications for on street charging are not proposed to be supported at this time, with support instead for the following

  • On DCC and Local Authority land
  • On street shared EV vehicles and peer to peer charging
  • Support on street charging projects (i.e. Rapid Charge Devon) where appropriate
  • Support measures to improve wider uptake.

Electric Vehicle Charging is a rapidly changing area and therefore we have a short position paper that could be revised when policy changes, such as the Peninsula Transport Strategy or Devon Carbon Plan. Learning from the current on street charging projects will also inform our policy going forward.

Locations

Below is a map showing all of the public electric vehicle recharging locations that have been agreed and proposed in Devon.

Current Projects

In 2019 a successful funding bid to Innovate UK, a government pot investing in science and research, enabled Devon County Council and a consortium of private sector partners to install and operate a number of on-street electric vehicle charge points. Together with Devon County Council the Rapid Charging Devon consortium consists of Wenea (a leading mobile energy operator), Co Cars, ZPN Energy (a British provider specialising in Energy Technology), Gamma Solutions (specialising in the development, construction and operation of green energy assets) and Regen (a not-for-profit centre of energy expertise and market insight).

Implemented over a number of phases the project will install state-of-the-art electric vehicle chargers in local neighbourhoods. Thus, bringing rapid, reliable charging to residents especially those who don’t have off-street parking.

Additionally, the partnership with Co Cars car club means that in many locations there will be an electric car available to hire by the hour or day, providing affordable access to electric vehicles for everyone.

Consultation

The proposals for each phase/area require a public consultation and details of each phase are listed below.

Exeter Phase 1 – Ref 5831

The consultation for this was between 7 January and 11 February 2021. All comments received were considered by the Exeter Highways and Traffic Orders Committee on the 15 March 2021. 8 of the 10 bays proposed were agreed for implementation and works began in May 2021.

The traffic order for these proposals has now been sealed, documents relating to the sealed order can be found via the link to sealed orders.

 

Exeter Phase 2 – Ref 5885

The consultation for this ran from 20 May until 24 June 2021. Details of the proposals are below.

All comments received were considered by the Exeter Highways and Traffic Orders Committee on the 19 July 2021.

The committee delegated the decision on some sites for further discussion with the local councillors, and it has been resolved to not progress with those sites (Heraldry Way, Powderham Crescent, Pynes Hill & Woodwater Lane).

Modifications

Modifications for several sites have been proposed for this traffic regulation order. They are listed below;

Gloucester Road – advertised from 16 September until 7 October;

Sydney Road – advertised from 16 September until 7 October;
Resolved: To be implemented as modified as no comments received

Gladstone Road – advertised from 17 September until 8 October;
Resolved: To be implemented as modified as no comments received

Pinhoe Road – advertised from 17 September until 8 October;
Resolved: To be implemented as modified as no comments received

West Avenue – advertised from 20 September until 11 October;
Resolved: To be implemented as modified as no comments received

St Leonards Place – advertised from 2 December until 16 December

Mallard Road – advertised from 2 December until 16 December

Aldens Road – advertised from 2 December until 16 December

New Valley Road – advertised from 2 December until 16 December

Blackall Road – advertised from 9 June until 30 June

Iddesleigh Road – advertised from 9 June until 30 June

East Devon – Ref 5886

The consultation for this ran from 19 May until 24 June 2021. Details of the proposals are below.

All comments received will be considered by the East Devon Highways and Traffic Orders Committee on the 23 July 2021 before a final decision is made.

Modification

A modification for Younghayes Road, Cranbrook has been proposed for this traffic regulation order. Advertised from 15 September – 6 October;
Resolved: To be implemented as modified as no comments received

 

Teignbridge – Ref 5888

The consultation for this ran from 10 June until 15 July 2021. Details of the proposals are below.

All comments received will be considered by the Teignbridge Highways and Traffic Orders Committee on the 29 July 2021 before a final decision is made.

Modifications

Modifications for two sites have been proposed for this traffic regulation order. They are listed below;

Court Street, Moretonhampstead – advertised from 24 September until 15 October;

Lower Brook Street Car Park, Teignmouth – advertised from 24 September until 15 October;
Resolved: To be implemented as modified as no comments received


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