DUDLEY Council has announced plans to install more than 50 charging points for electric cars on residential streets across the borough.

Council bosses are now seeking views on the £420,000 scheme, which will be funded through an Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) grant and from the chargepoint operator.

The 53 proposed sites in the first phase of the project are located across the Dudley borough, with at least one in every ward. 

A public consultation on the plans has now gone live and will run for three weeks, with people able to check out the proposed locations and have their say online at www.dudley.gov.uk/evconsultation.

Councillor Shaz Saleem, Dudley Council's cabinet member for highways and public realm, said: "This is a fantastic scheme.

"It will encourage people who perhaps would not have had the option of a charging point so close to their homes before to use greener and more environmentally-friendly vehicles."

Councillor Rob Clinton, the council's cabinet member for waste management and climate change, added: "We are committed to playing our part in reducing our carbon footprint and tackling climate change.

"Trying to do all we can to encourage more borough residents to make the move over to electric cars is an important way in which we can do that, and as such I very much welcome this move."

Full list of proposed car charging point sites:

Stourbridge: Cathcart Road, Heath Street, Worcester Street, Field Lane, Belfry Drive, Malvern Avenue, Alperton Drive

Coseley: Philip Street, Hollywell Street, Bond Street

Brierley Hill: William Street, Fenton Street, John Street

Quarry Bank: Old High Street, Bower Lane, Netherend Lane

Netherton: Lawnwood Road, Hill Street, Hampton Street

Gornal: Boundary Hill, Goodrich Mews, Duke Street

Wall Heath and Kingswinford: Ketley Fields (2), Victoria Street

Amblecote: Harrison Road, Collis Street

Dudley town centre: Churchfields Street, Parsons Street

Wordsley: Belle Vue

Pensnett: Broad Street

Wrens Nest: Hillside Road

Sedgley: School Street

Halesowen: Furlong Lane, Talbot Street, Two Gates Lane, Belle Vale, Andrew Road, Blackberry Lane, Sandals Rise, Hamilton Avenue, Cobham Road, Wright Street, Fairmile Road, Haden Hill, New England, Woodland Road, Clement Road, Masters Lane, Church Street (2), Green Lane, Victoria Road