Decision details

Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Legal Agreement

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Public Protection

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To consider the proposed legal agreement which would allow South Holland District Council to install an electric vehicle chargepoint at Holbeach Community Centre car park. To also consider the suggested change of site in Crowland.

Decision:

1)     That the Portfolio Holder agrees that the Council takes a sub-lease in order to install an electric vehicle chargepoint at Holbeach Community Centre subject to a maximum consideration of £1.

 

2)     That the Council shall pay the Holbeach Community Association in arrears, all costs (excluding standing charges) in connection with the supply of electricity to the chargepoints, this will be done on a quarterly basis.

 

3)     That the Portfolio Holder agrees that the Council will pay the Holbeach Community Association’s reasonable legal fees.

 

4)     That, in view of the Council’s inability to install chargepoints in West Street, Crowland and Pinchbeck Library the alternative site in Crowland at Snowden Pavilion and Sports Field car park be approved

 

5)     That the Portfolio Holder gives the Licensing and Business Support Manager and Environmental Protection Manager delegated authority, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder to arrange all details relating to the legal agreements that will be required for the placement of further electric vehicle chargepoints within the District. This delegated authority will only relate to those sites where funding has been approved, and currently includes:

 

-   Priory Road, Spalding

-   Vine Street, Spalding

-   Victoria Street, Spalding

-   Holbeach Community Centre

-   Curlew Centre, Sutton Bridge

-   Snowden Pavilion, Crowland

 

Reasons for the decision:

Agreeing to the arrangements would allow for the installation of an electric vehicle chargepoint at Holbeach Community Centre.

 

Approving the alternative site in Crowland would allow the installation of a chargepoint at a suitable location within the town.

 

Giving the Licensing & Business Support Manager and Environmental Protection Manager delegated authority to arrange details relating to the installation of further chargepoints, would allow legal agreements to be negotiated and agreed in relation to the other sites agreed by Cabinet.

 

Work towards fulfilling the commitment in the Corporate Plan to ‘work together with partners and local communities to improve the quality of public spaces to be cleaner, greener and safer’.

 

Continual growth of electric vehicles in the district means that the Council should make use of available grant funding to provide charging solutions for residents.

 

Commitment to central government strategy regarding alternatives to petrol and diesel vehicles

 

Alternative options considered:

Option 2 –.Agree to only one of the proposed changes and installations with or without the requested delegation

 

Option 3 - Do nothing. This would mean that the Council would not be able to get an agreement with the Holbeach and District Community Association and other relevant parties, and therefore would not be able to install a chargepoint at the site and at other non-Council occupied sites within the district

 

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Conflict of Interest: None

Dispensation Granted: None

Contact: Jack Fulham, Graduate Trainee Email: Jack.Fulham@Breckland-Sholland.gov.uk, Donna Hall, Licensing and Business Support Manager Email: donna.hall@breckland-sholland.gov.uk.

Publication date: 16/09/2020

Date of decision: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 24/09/2020

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