Comment from Dover and Deal Green Party :
At long last, Dover District is catching up with Ashford and Maidstone. At long last Dover, the gateway to England, gets some of the 21st century infrastructure it needs. Dover & Deal Green Party have spent the last 3 years politely, persistently, pestering Dover District Council (DDC) on this issue.
They have now announced that DDC is to install 49 electric vehicle charging points at 18 locations in Dover, Deal and Sandwich, including both DDC-owned public car parks and on-street. They have stated that this is the biggest single investment in electric vehicle charging points in the district to date, which wasn't hard to achieve.
DDC received £224,270 from a funding bid to the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) to provide EV charging points, as part of their commitment to reducing carbon emissions.
The charging points are planned to be installed by March this year, but no information has yet been provided as to what type of chargers will be provided. What is known is that the locations will be:
Off Street (DDC Car Parks)
- Albany Place car park
- Fishmongers Lane (Bench Street) car park
- Maison Dieu Road car park
- Middle Street car park
- Royal Marines Memorial Garden car park
- Union Road car park
- West Street (formerly St George's) car park
- Gazen Salts car park
- Guildhall car park
- The Quay car park
- Folkestone Road
- Lewisham Road, River
- Park Street
- Waterloo Crescent
- High Street (northern part)
- The Strand, Walmer
- Victoria Road
- New Street