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John West made this Freedom of Information request to Gravesham Borough Council

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Dear Gravesham Borough Council,

Central government has set a number of targets to move the UK away from fossil to renewable energy, including transport.

As such I am undertaking a survey to understand how these initiatives are being filtered down via public bodies.

Question1
Do you own any electric vehicle charging points which are for the use of members of the public?

Yes or No

Have you gifted to any 3rd party, EV charge points for public use?

Yes or No

Question 2
If yes to question 1, are any of them the old fashioned 3 pin plug type?

Yes or No

Question 3
Budgets permitting, does the authority have any plans to install any public access charging points in the next 24 months?

Yes / No or possibly

Question 4
Accepting the bulk of charging will be at home or the work place for those who do not have off street parking. Does the authority provide EV charging points for staff and visitors?

Yes / No or possibly

Over the next 24 months does the authority have plans to either introduce staff EV charging points or increase the current estate for this type of use?

Yes / No or possibly

Question 5
Does the council have its own fleet of vehicles?

Yes or No

If yes to Q5, are any of them electric or hybrid vehicles?

Yes or No

Question 6
If Q5 the answer was yes, when your current vehicles are due for renewal, will the authority automatically consider “ultra low vehicles” (75g or less of CO2 per kilometre from the tailpipe and are capable of a minimum 10 miles of zero-emission driving) as part of the selection criteria?

Yes or No

As part of the tender process for the supply of external services which will include an element of road transport, either direct or indirectly. Does the authority ensure “ultra low vehicles” will be used by the winning company where ever possible?

Yes or No

Question 7
If a planning authority, does the authority make it a condition for the development of new commercial properties to include the provision of EV charge points?

Yes or No

If no, is this likely to charge within the next 24 months?

Yes or No

If a planning authority, does the authority make it a condition of planning for the development of new private properties with communal parking to include the provision of EV charge points?

Yes or No

If no, is this likely to charge within the next 24 months?

Yes or No

If a planning authority, does the authority make it a condition of planning for the development of new private properties with off street parking to include the provision of EV charge points or at a minimum the provision of the power cable from the consumer unit to the intended parking area?

Yes or No

If no, is this likely to charge within the next 24 months?

Thank you for your support in our research

Yours faithfully,

John West

Eade, Ché, Gravesham Borough Council

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Dear Mr West,

 

Reference: Freedom of Information Request Reference IR2828 (EV Charge
Points)

 

Thank you for your request dated the 20 August 2016 in which the following
information was requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA);

 

Question1

Do you own any electric vehicle charging points which are for the use of
members of the public?

Have you gifted to any 3rd party, EV charge points for public use?

 

Question 2

If yes to question 1, are any of them the old fashioned 3 pin plug type?

 

Question 3

Budgets permitting, does the authority have any plans to install any
public access charging points in the next 24 months?

 

Question 4

Accepting the bulk of charging will be at home or the work place for those
who do not have off street parking. Does the authority provide EV charging
points for staff and visitors?

Over the next 24 months does the authority have plans to either introduce
staff EV charging points or increase the current estate for this type of
use?

 

Question 5

Does the council have its own fleet of vehicles?

If yes to Q5, are any of them electric or hybrid vehicles?

 

Question 6

If Q5 the answer was yes, when your current vehicles are due for renewal,
will the authority automatically consider “ultra low vehicles” (75g or
less of CO2 per kilometre from the tailpipe and are capable of a minimum
10 miles of zero-emission driving) as part of the selection criteria?

As part of the tender process for the supply of external services which
will include an element of road transport, either direct or indirectly.
Does the authority ensure “ultra low vehicles” will be used by the winning
company where ever possible?

 

Question 7

If a planning authority, does the authority make it a condition for the
development of new commercial properties to include the provision of EV
charge points?

If no, is this likely to charge within the next 24 months?

If a planning authority, does the authority make it a condition of
planning for the development of new private properties with communal
parking to include the provision of EV charge points?

If no, is this likely to charge within the next 24 months?

If a planning authority, does the authority make it a condition of
planning for the development of new private properties with off street
parking to include the provision of EV charge points or at a minimum the
provision of the power cable from the consumer unit to the intended
parking area?

If no, is this likely to charge within the next 24 months?

 

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Yours Sincerely,

 

Kevin Burbidge

Director (Housing and Regeneration)

 

 

 

Sent by:

Mrs Ché Eade-Gevaert | MA (Hons) Licentiate MRTPI

Planning Officer (Development Management)

Planning & Regeneration

Gravesham Borough Council

Civic Centre, Windmill St, Gravesend, Kent DA12 1AU

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