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Electric car charging points proposed for restaurant car park

Charging points for electric vehicles could soon be installed in the car park of a local restaurant.

In an application submitted to Wrexham Council it has been proposed that the two charging points are introduced alongside two existing parking spaces at the Plas Coch restaurant and pub on the Plas Coch Retail Park.

The installation is described as being “one of the first in a potential wider programme of introducing EVRC car parks around the country”.

Details provided within the application’s design and access statement says: “The EVRC units are easy to install DC rapid chargers for electric vehicles.

“Rapid chargers are electrical installations with high electric currents, therefore requiring specialist equipment and expertise to install. The units are designed to provide flexibility to support charging of current and future generation electric vehicles.

“The EVRC unit compromises an upright all-weather steel enclosure. Stainless steel bollards will be installed to protect the chargers from vehicle damage. As part of the installation there will be requirement for the power feeder pillar.”

It adds” The EVRC will support the shift towards the use of more sustainable electric vehicles versus traditional internal combustion engine vehicles therefore supporting a reduction in associated emissions and contributing to planning policy objectives.

“The proposed units support rapid charging thus reducing the problems of long charging times and range issues associated with early generation electric vehicles.

“The EVRC units are of a functional appropriate design in the context of their location within an existing car park. The units will make use of existing standard car parking bays and will not result in a reduction in overall car parking levels.

“The units will not have any discernible impact on the amenities of the neighbouring uses.”

It is the second application to have been submitted in relation to the restaurant in recent months, with members of Wrexham Council’s planning committee recently giving plans to build 24 bedroom hotel on the site the go ahead.

In August Wrexham.com also reported that Wrexham Council were also installing 10 charging points across five of its car parks this month.

The application will be considered for approval at a later date.

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