PEOPLE are being asked for their views on proposed locations eyed up for electric vehicle charge points across the Dudley borough.

Dudley Council has launched a second consultation seeking people’s opinions on a number of locations earmarked for small scale on-street EV chargers.

The authority consulted on 53 proposed electric charge point locations in November 2022 and 37 sites which had majority support were chosen to host charge points to support the rollout for residents who do not have the option to have their own off-street charging facilities and to encourage people to use greener vehicles.

The council is now seeking views on a further 25 proposed locations for EV charge points as part of phase two of the scheme.

The charge points charge at approximately 7kW which for many cars will provide a full charge in roughly six hours, making them ideal for overnight charging for residents.

Locations have been identified based on whether they are near to residential properties with no off-street parking, whether there is sufficient local power/grid capacity, whether there are adequate footpath and road widths, whether the locations are free from other street furniture and overhanging trees and whether there is minimum impact on existing on-street parking practices.

Everyone is free to comment on the consultation and even suggest additional charging locations for future consideration. To take part in the consultation click here.

Councillor Dr Rob Clinton, Dudley Council’s cabinet member for climate change, said: “The installation of these charge points will form an important role in Dudley borough’s mixed approach to EV charging.

“It will not only benefit residents where charge points are located but will also help us reduce our emissions, improving air quality and reducing our ecological impact.”

Councillor Damian Corfield, the local authority’s cabinet member for highways and environmental services, added: “The charge points are small and unobtrusive, not like the large charge points you sometimes see in car parks or on private land and will make charging electric vehicles at home simple and convenient.”

The £420k scheme, which is being funded through an Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) grant and charge point operators, aims to help the council realise its commitment to the Black Country Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle Strategy, respond to the climate emergency and help to build infrastructure in time for the government ban on sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles in 2035.

Locations proposed for public EV charge points as part of phase two are: Maple Tree Lane, Cradley Ladysmith Road, Cradley Old Hawne Lane, Halesowen Stourbridge Road, Halesowen Dudley Road, Halesowen Church Street car park, Stourbridge Hagley Road, Stourbridge Danford Close, Stourbridge Brook Street, Lye Digby Road, Kingswinford Flanders Drive, Kingswinford Market Street, Kingswinford Bisell Way, Brierley Hill Upton Street, Netherton Cinder Bank, Netherton, Ashenhurst Road, Dudley Corbyn Road, Dudley Lawley Street, Dudley Merryfield Road, Dudley Edward Street, Dudley Shaw Road, Dudley Pennine Drive, Dudley Chiltern Close, Dudley Spencer Avenue, Coseley Chaucer Close, Coseley