Response to Edinburgh Council’s Advertised Order for On-Street EV Charging Places (TRO/21/24)

The Traffic Regulation Order for the ‘Introduction of EV Charging Points’  across Edinburgh as covered under TRO/21/24 was open for comments until 10 December. Following discussions with local residents within the proposed areas, the New Town & Broughton Community Council  (NTBCC) made the following response to proposals for EV charging bays within NTBCC’s area. 

The New Town and Broughton Community Council (NTBCC) welcomes the rollout of on-street public electric vehicle (EV) charging capacity across the city and in particular within the NTBCC area.  The Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) indicates that ‘charging places’ will be established on three streets within NTBCC’s area but provides very little other detail about what will be installed and how access to these charging points will be controlled.

The published details of this TRO with proposed sites relevant to the NTBCC area can be viewed here (link now corrected)

We would also note that following initial positive discussion with  the Council officials responsible for the roll-out of the charging places across Edinburgh, at which we were able to obtain answers to many of our questions , and  we also noted the willingness of Council officials to consider changes to some of these proposals, NTBCC looks forward to continuing dialogue with the EV Charging Team on these matters.

However, with regard to the TRO as lodged, we have the following comments on the three proposed locations for the charging bays in our area.

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