ELECTRIC vehicle charging points could be installed in the middle of a Droitwich housing estate.

EVC, which is rolling out £165 million worth of charging infrastructure across the UK, wants to put two 75kW sockets on the corner of Greenbank and Cockshute Hill.

The plans would also see the creation of three new car parking spaces and the retention of the existing spaces already at the site.

“The creation of these charging stations will cause little to no obstruction to the residents and existing spaces surrounding it,” the company said in a planning application submitted to Wychavon District Council.

SPACES: EVC are rolling out charging points across the countrySPACES: EVC are rolling out charging points across the country (Image: EVC)

“We are also in ownership of the green space highlighted below off Cockshute hill, however we are proposing to keep the space as it is, so as not to create any obstruction to the surrounding landscape.

“We believe everyone should have access to an EV charge point. Our aim is to provide the largest roll-out of EV charge points to create access for all. Our mission is underpinned by our core values, innovative charging infrastructure and our charging management software to meet the demand of the EV industry today, for the future.

“In 2023, EVC secured £165m funding from global energy transition firm, Denham Capital, to help with the UK’s switch to electric motoring.

“EVC’s core focus is on installing charge points at destinations, including hospitality, leisure, retail, workplaces and multi-dwelling residentials.”

VISION: The site as it is at the momentVISION: The site as it is at the moment (Image: Google Maps)

Worcestershire Regulatory Services, so far the only organisation to respond to the planning consultation, said it has “no adverse comments to make”.

Plans for a £3.5m investment in Worcestershire’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure were approved by cabinet last week.

A public consultation will take place to get residents’ views on where hundreds of sockets could be installed around the county.

Highways chief Marc Bayliss said the focus was on providing facilities for electric vehicle drivers who do not have their own off-road chargers.