Survey on proposed on-street electric vehicle charging points in North Northamptonshire

Closed 9 Nov 2022

Opened 12 Oct 2022

Feedback updated 1 Feb 2023

We asked

Residents were given an opportunity to share their views on potential additional locations for on-street electric vehicle charging points in 21 sites across seven towns in North Northamptonshire. 

You said

Resident engagement letters were sent to 1,260 addresses bordering the 21 sites where on-street charging points were proposed. We received 156 responses (150 online and 6 paper surveys). Overall, the feedback received from respondents was positive, with 63% supporting the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. 25% of respondents stated they were considering buying an electric vehicle in the next 0-2 years, with 68% stating they will be buying electric in the next 5 years – reflecting the strong demand for more charging points. Of the 21 sites under consideration, most received an even split of for/against responses, with several sites receiving strong support and 8 sites receiving strong objections due to perceived impact on parking availability. 

We did

The responses to the engagement activity were reviewed by the project team on a site-by-site basis. The detailed drawings for each site, along with on-street images and the site selection criteria were reviewed against the comments received. This was done for all sites, regardless of whether there was overwhelming support, or overwhelming objection, to the installation of on-street charging points at a particular location. The decision-making process weighed up the growing need and demand for on-street charging points for residents without off-road parking, against objections based on a perceived loss of parking space. The project team agreed on which sites to proceed with and, submitted their recommendation for approval. It was recommended that 3 of the 21 sites be removed from our plans based on the objections received as part of the engagement activity. This recommendation was approved. 


Since January 2021 we have installed 23 on-street charging points across North Northamptonshire in 12 locations, each with two 22kW/h charging connectors. We are launching a new survey to seek views of residents on potential further locations for on-street electric vehicle charging points in seven towns across North Northamptonshire. 21 sites are being considered in Corby, Desborough, Higham Ferrers, Kettering, Rothwell, Rushden 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 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.


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