Posted: Tue 28th Nov 2023

Rapid EV charging point plans submitted for Wrexham pub

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This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Nov 28th, 2023

Rapid electric vehicle charging points could soon be installed at a Wrexham pub / restaurant.

An application has been submitted to Wrexham Council seeking permission for the new EV chargers and substation at The Plas Coch.

The plans have submitted by Osprey Charging Network, which has completed similar work at more than 290 sites across the UK.

In their application the company states that the proposals are in-keeping with the climate emergency declared by Wrexham Council in 2019.

Osprey Charging Network says: “As stated in their Decarbonisation Plan (2021-2030), Wrexham County Borough Council is one of the leading Welsh local authorities to install Electric Vehicle Charging Points in publicly accessible car parks.

“While this is a great start, there is an ever-growing need for the provision of more, high speed, charge points.

“These would offer both residents and visitors a method of very quickly recharging their vehicles, rather than having to charge for a
number of hours on a slower charger.

“Further, for the same number of charge points, more vehicles can be recharged in a given time period.”

If approved the six chargers and substation would be installed to the north the car park of The Plas Coch.

Osprey Charging Network state: “The proposed charging hub site is situated within the car park of the Plas Coch pub, in Wrexham, close to the A483.

“Our proposal will serve as a vital new piece of infrastructure for both locals and for visitors. Further, it will serve to increase footfall at the pub.

“We are seeking planning permission from Wrexham County Borough Council for the erection of a substation, six ultra-rapid electric vehicle charge points and associated electrical infrastructure within the car park of the pub.

“The proposed development will have minimal visual impact to the local area, as the chargers and associated infrastructure are limited to 2.3 metres in height; and as it will be completely contained within the northern part of the site’s car park.

“To minimise disruption to the site, both during construction, and once operational, the charge points and infrastructure have
been grouped together at one end of the site, beside the delivery area.

“With regard to the proposed site layout, the six chargers and six charging bay will be arranged across two rows of parking bays towards the north of the site.

“The substation and electrical equipment will be situated on a grass verge towards the north east of the site.

“All of the bays have designed with improved accessibility (thanks to a protected, hatched area between the parking bays).

“It is Osprey’s aim to not only meet, but to exceed the requirements for accessible access.”

Earlier this year it was reported that the company had also submitted plans to install new chargers at Plas Coch Retail Park.

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

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