I am pleased to report considerable interest among Westcroft Square residents in switching to electric cars. This is something the Residents Association has been actively encouraging and monitoring in order to press the Council to provide the necessary charging points.
The Council’s Parking Projects and Policy Manager says:
“Thank you for the email regarding the provision of residential on-street electric vehicle (EV) charge-points in Westcroft Square. The support presented by the Westcroft Square Residents Association is welcomed and comes at a very important juncture.
LBHF intends to be at the forefront for EV charging provision and we are currently developing a network of on-street EV charge-points across the borough. We have just completed Phase 3 of this project that has delivered 83 EV charge-points in 28 locations. The closest to WestcroftSquare is in Standish Road at the junction with King Street where two charge-points are operational. We anticipate that later this year by the end of Phase 4, we will offer 160 EV charge-points across 55 locations with a charge-point within 400 metres of every residential property in the borough.
Whilst EV charging technology has come along in leaps and bounds in the past decade, it is still evolving. So for example, we are exploring rapid charging infrastructure where an 80% charge can be realised in less than 30 minutes. Installing charging points within lamp columns is another option. This technology removes the consumer metering apparatus from the charging unit and puts in into the cable provided by the consumer. The advantage being that several charging points could then be provided at minimal cost.
The announcement from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to support local highway authorities was welcomed and I contacted the Energy Saving Trust (EST) earlier this year to discuss the On-street Residential Charge-point Scheme (ORCS) in more detail. They are administering the scheme and have provided me with further information, offered guidance and will review any grant funding application that LBHF may make to the ORCS.”
Please see emails from H&F Housing dept to my request for an EV point in a sheltered Estate.
The latest email was sent on 08 January 2016
With nothing since………………………………………
So much so for the commitment from the council
Further to our discussion about this, please see attached letters. A hard copy will be sent to you also.
Please note that we need to write to the residents about the allocation of this parking bay, therefore I request that you do not use it until this has been done. The letters will go out next week.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Dear Mr Smallwood Letter Dated 08 January 2015
I am writing to you further to your email of 15th December.
I can confirm that the council grants you permission to have an electric charging point for a car installed at the Waterhouse Close site.
Please can you ensure that you provide me with full details of the location of the charging point and dates of when the works will commence.
I have also included a map detailing the designated parking bay you have been allocated for your car. The designated by is highlighted in Red.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Yvonne Stoney Sheltered Housing Manager – North
Plan Provided upon request
From: Stoney Yvonne
Sent: 18 December 2015 11:34
Cc: Mahony Lauren; White Michael (HRD)
Subject: RE: Request for permission
Thank you for your email.
I can confirm that LBHF grant you permission to have the charging point installed on Waterhouse Close.
Please can you keep up informed of the specification and proposed location of the charging point.
Sheltered Housing Manager
Hammersmith North Housing Office
New Zealand Way
White City Estate
London W12 7DE
Director: Nilavra Mukerji
From: TonyS [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 15 December 2015 20:58
To: Mahony Lauren
Cc: Stoney Yvonne
Subject: Request for permission
I would like to
Request for permission for an electric car charging point to be fitted at Waterhouse Close for my electric car Reg LCXXEVL