The Council has provided an electric vehicle recharging point in the car park of the new bungalows which are reached completion in Newbury Avenue.
The bungalows look very smart, albeit completion of the work is behind schedule. The original decision to knock down the garages which were on the site was controversial because the York Council failed to address the chronic lack of off street parking lay-bys in the estate. The parking problem has continued to grow
Electric charging points are set to become a standard feature of new homes in the City.
The Council will consider shortly a report which looks at how electric vehicle charging point availability can be improved across the whole City.
Amongst the issues considered are the difficulties for electric car owners who live in terraced streets with no off street space available.
One suggesting might see charging points added to street lighting columns – although the costs of implementing such a programme would be huge.