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Prohibited on-street charging

Currently EV charging cables trailing across or under the public highway are prohibited. Charging your vehicle on the street by trailing a cable across the pavement, including the use of a cable protector, channel, gully or ramp is not permitted.

We don't permit any cable to be placed across the public highway (including pavement). This is because it represents a health and safety hazard, and an obstacle to the safe use of the highway by the visually and/or mobility impaired, or other affected user groups.

Under the Highways Act 1980 action may be taken to remove cables that are deemed unsuitable or unsafe. This method of on-street EV charging is therefore not considered a suitable approach for residents without off-street parking provision to charge their EV.


Electric Vehicle lamppost charging and other infrastructure for those without off street parking, will be explored in the future but as of now, the Council have no plans to implement lamppost EV infrastructure.  The Council is however working on developing charging points in public areas which can be used by the wider community.

Last Updated on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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