By now, some of you will be aware that SCC have decided to not proceed with the EV charging point down Heath Drive. I initially spoke about this here.
Whilst my intervention would have had some bearing, I suspect the mobilisation of residents via the petition and responding directly to the consultation has had a lot to do with it.
Ultimately we do need to do this, but this location was always the wrong place. I’m still of the view that SCC needs to work with South Western Railways and convert a few railway parking spaces across the county into EV charging points that may be used by residents of the villages as well as commuters.
I think that when the cost model reaches a point where two bays may be converted rather than four, we’ll find some locations in the village suitable.