Posted: Tue 13th Feb 2024

Plans approved for rapid EV charging points at Wrexham retail park for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area

Plans to install rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging points at a Wrexham retail park have been approved.

The application, submitted by InstaVolt in November 2023, proposed that six new chargers are created at Border Retail Park, on Holt Road.

The company, described at the UK’s largest open public charging network, said the plans would include the loss of nine existing spaces and the removal of a set of speed bumps to allow for unrestricted access to EV charging bays.”

Existing hatchings and bollards along the nine spaces will also be removed to allow for the installation of the chargers. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌‌‌​‍‌​​​‌​‌‌‍‌​​​‌‌​‌‍‌​​‌‌‌‌​‍‌​​‌‌‌​​‍‌​​‌​‌​​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​​‌‌​‌​‍‌​​‌‌‌​​‍‌‌​​‌‌​‌‍‌‌​​‌‌​​

Plans show that at the opposite end of the car park a section of the kerb will be lowered to allow for 24/7 access to the substation

The application has now been approved by David Fitzsimon, Wrexham Council’s Chief Officer Economy and Planning.

It was given the go ahead via a delegated decision.

The application to install new EV chargers in Wrexham is amongst three to have been been approved in recent weeks.

Earlier this month members of Wrexham Council’s planning committee granted approved for the installation of new EV chargers on land near McDonald’s in Chirk.

Plans have also been approved to fit charging points in the car park of the Ramada Hotel, on the Wrexham Technology Park.

12 new charging units and 20 parking spaces will be created at the hotel.

As part of the works at the Ramada the applicants state that several trees and hedgerows will need to be removed.

These will be replaced with the planting of 19 new trees at the south and east of the site. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌‌‌​‍‌​​​‌​‌‌‍‌​​​‌‌​‌‍‌​​‌‌‌‌​‍‌​​‌‌‌​​‍‌​​‌​‌​​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​​‌‌​‌​‍‌​​‌‌‌​​‍‌‌​​‌‌​‌‍‌‌​​‌‌​​

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