Arising from a *report of the Group Manager for Corporate Property and Commercial Assets, the Environment Policy Development Group had recommended that the Council considers the provision of home electric car charging points in all new developments across the district for all new properties.
The Cabinet Member for Housing outlined the contents of the report stating that the report detailed the background in terms of Central Government Policy and incentives for Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) and the types of ULEVs available and targets to 2040. He added that the majority of ULEV car owners recharge their vehicles at their homes overnight and do not make use of public recharging points. Research showed that most of the journeys taken were for short distances within the range of a single charge for the vehicle. There were currently 3 main charging options available and the Council had a rapid charging system at the 3 leisure centres in Mid Devon; site performance statistics were available in the report.
RESOLVED that the recommendation of the PDG be acknowledged and that the Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration be requested to produce a report outlining how the provision of home electric car charging points in all new developments across the district for all new properties may be achieved through the planning policy process.
(Proposed by Cllr R L Stanley and seconded by Cllr R J Chesterton)
Note: *Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.