On-Street Charging

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council Highway Authority cannot, currently, support the installation of privately owned electric vehicle charge points on, adjacent to, or over, the public highway. In the interests of highway safety and in respect of future maintenance, the Highway Authority are not able to permit the trailing of cables, even with the use of an overlay or recessed grid across a public highway or footpath, or the channeling of cables under the footpath. This is due to public liability issues, including the risk of trip hazards and more complex electrical safety issues at the point of use.


The Council is currently focusing efforts on the installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Points at a number of public parking locations across the County Borough, close to residential areas.