Decision details

Staffordshire County Council's Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report details the work undertaken in developing a Staffordshire County Council Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Strategy, and requests approval from Cabinet to the adoption and formal publication of the Strategy.






“The UK is already embarking on the transition towards electric vehicle use which is good news in terms of our combined efforts to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality.


As national legislation draws nearer it’s important that we take steps to enable the right infrastructure is in place across the county. We have an important role to play, working with our district and borough colleagues, to determine what this will look like based on the evidence gathered.


David Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport


“Our strategy helps us to identify where the most appropriate places for charging points could be and how we will work with the private sector to facilitate successful delivery. We can work with businesses to encourage workplace charging and residents to support off-street charging, in addition to people and organisations making planning applications.


We understand that electricity may not be the only type of alternative power for vehicles in future years, but this strategy needs to focus on national policy. We anticipate funding will shortly become available from the Government to support our work to put the strategy in place.”


Simon Tagg, Cabinet Member for Environment, Infrastructure and Climate Change


Reasons for the Decision – To seek approval for the adoption of a Public Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Strategy developed by Staffordshire County Council working with the Staffordshire District and Borough Councils.


Decision – (a) That the adoption of a Staffordshire County Council Public Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Strategy (attached as Appendix 1 to the report) be approved subject to the amendments proposed by the Leader of the Council as to: (i) the deletion of the words “from the Council” in the second line of the second paragraph on page 60 of the Strategy; and (ii) to replace the words “A socially equitable public” with the words “An accessible” in the first line of the fourth paragraph on page 60 of the Strategy.


(b) That it be noted that additional guidance on EV strategies may be issued by the DfT in connection with Local Transport Plans and that it be agreed that any minor required text changes to the Strategy be delegated to the Director for Economy, Infrastructure & Skills, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport and the Cabinet Member for Environment, Infrastructure and Climate Change to implement.

Report author: Richard Rea

Publication date: 19/01/2023

Date of decision: 18/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 18/01/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 25/01/2023

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