Decision details

Electric Car Charging Points

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes



In support of improving air quality within the district and making market towns more attractive to residents and visitors the council is investigating the installation of electric car charging points within the area. This includes working in partnership with other authorities on a scheme being put forward for grant funding from Highways England and the introduction of charging points on council owned property.




1)    Breckland Council enters into a partnership of District Councils led by Babergh Council to apply for grant funding from Highways England to install rapid charging points in four locations within the Breckland area adjoining the strategic road network; and


2)    Breckland Council has the right to withdraw from the scheme if the annual maintenance costs for each unit increases to more than £325 per annum.

Reasons for the decision:

By working with a group of Councils using suppliers from the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) to tender for installation of the rapid charging points to apply for and use grant funding from Highways England, Breckland Council can ensure that it obtains the installations at a competitive costs and demonstrate value for money.

Alternative options considered:

·         Enter into a partnership arrangement led by Babergh Council, with a view to the installation of four rapid charging points at suitable locations within the Breckland area as set down in section 1.3 of the Cabinet report, in support of Highways England and to enhance provision locally to support market towns.


·         Do nothing.

Report author: Andrew Grimley

Publication date: 17/10/2017

Date of decision: 17/10/2017

Decided at meeting: 17/10/2017 - Cabinet

Effective from: 25/10/2017

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