Plans have been submitted for a new electric vehicle service station to be built in Powys.

Powys County Council have received plans for a new electric vehicle service station near Llanfair Caereinion which will include a new drive thru facility.

The plans submitted by JPR Andrew would see a new site being built on the A458 on land adjacent to Maesteg, Llanfair Caereinion.

In the  plans submitted to Powys County Council they said: “The proposal is to be situated in close proximity of the development boundary and can utilise the existing access to the A458.

“It was decided to include a drive thru within the application rather than a farm shop as the clients do not want to take any business away from the local town.


“The scheme proposes an electric car parking area to include car and van spaces along with a drive thru where visitors can wait while their electric car are being charged.

“It is located in a way which will allow visitors use of electric charging parking spaces with the option of using a drive thru and waiting area as a workspace or relaxing area while cars are being charged.”

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They argued that the site is necessary for the local area as “there are very few EV only service stations in the UK, with the first one opening in December 2020 in Essex".

It adds: “There are several charging points somewhat close to the proposed site however these sites only have a couple of charging points and only Welshpool with a couple of charging point has an option of a drive thru or work space to wait while users charge their cars.

“This clearly shows the lack of availability of this certain use within this area. There are no drive through’s or work spaces area within Llanfair Caereinion, or nearby, with the closest being in Welshpool.”