Council pushing for green travel boost across north Norfolk

An electric car being recharged. Picture: Chris Ison/PA Wire

An electric car being recharged. Picture: Chris Ison/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Environmentally-friendly car journeys could be made easier in north Norfolk if councillors give the green light for a review into new electric vehicle charging points.

A proposal to investigate the business case of creating three new charging points in the east, west and central areas of the district will be debated by members of North Norfolk District Council cabinet on Monday February 2.

There are 24 charge points within a 50 mile radius of Cromer, according to a national charge point registry.

Two of the points in north Norfolk are at the Nissan Garage in Bodham and Waitrose supermarket car park in North Walsham.

The Nissan garage point is free to use during its opening hours but Waitrose charges users.


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It is not yet known if the new council points would be free or not, if introduced.

Sheila Oxtoby, chief executive of North Norfolk District Council, said: 'We wouldn't be looking to generate income with this but don't want to burden the taxpayer.'

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Council leader Tom FitzPatrick said: 'There is a shortage of charging points across the district. We see it as an indictment for tourism as well as for local people in their cars.'

The idea came out of the council's Greenbuild festival last year which promotes all things which are good for the environment.

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