PLANS have been unveiled to build six new electric vehicle charging stations at a petrol station in Wallisdown. 

The BP garage in Wallisdown Road, by Mountbatten Roundabout, has applied to install six EV charging points with a canopy, a sub-station enclosure and associated forecourt works. 

A spokesperson for Motor Fuel Group said in the application to the council: “Motor Fuel Group’s proposal to install new EV charging points at Wallisdown Service Station should be considered positively in light of the national context and the demand for the necessary infrastructure to support electric vehicle use across the UK. 

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“The proposed area will be well-lit and do not raise any concerns from an anti-social behaviour/natural surveillance perspective. 

“The charging facility offers a modern design approach, which is uncluttered and fit for purpose.” 

The government has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 28 per cent by 2035 and moving to Net Zero by 2050. 

This plan includes the ban on sales of all petrol and diesel cars from the year 2030, and all new hybrid cars (cars with a battery motor and an internal combustion engine) to be banned from 2035. 

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In October last year, the government placed new emphasis on electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the UK. 

Forecasts suggest that at least 280,000 to 480,000 public charging stations will be needed by 2030. 

Earlier this year, BCP Council announced they were to install more than 130 chargers across 34 council-owned car parks for electric vehicles - starting this summer. 

Comments on the installation of the charging points in Wallisdown Road are currently being accepted, and can be made on the council website under the planning application number 7-2022-220-BP.