FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

01 August 2018

Please note that any use of the phrase “On Street Charging Point” refers to the installation of charging points for electric vehicles in on-street locations with the primary purpose of being used by residents.

 

QUESTION 1

1) Has your council applied for funding from the government’s ‘On Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme’? (The scheme that is being run by OLEV and the Energy Saving Trust).

If your answer to question 1 is YES, please answer question 2:

QUESTION 2

2 a)  How much government money has your council been granted to date through the ‘On Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme’?

2 b) How many on street charging points has your council installed to date, using funding from the‘’On Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme’?

2 c) How many on street charging points had your council already installed before applying for the ‘On Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme’? (to include any on street charging points that the council has installed to date without any government funding).

2 d) How many on street charging points in total does your council plan to have installed by the year 2020?

If your answer to question 1 is NO, please answer question 3:

QUESTION 3

3 a) Has your council installed any on street charging points to date? If so, please provide a figure of how many on street charging points you have installed.

3 b) Does your council have any future plans, or plans already underway, to apply for funding from the government’s ‘On Street Residential Changepoint Scheme’?

3 c) Does your council have any plans to install any on street charging points in the future?

3 d) How many on street charging points in total does your council plan to have installed by the year 2020?



East Herts Council Response

06 August 2018

I am writing to acknowledge your written request for information.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

The Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent release of the information you have requested.  There will be an assessment of your request and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released.  You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you.  You will be informed if this is the case.

There may be a fee payable for this information, this will be considered and you will be informed if any fees are payable.  In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released.  The 20 working day time limit for the response is suspended until receipt of payment.

If you have any queries about the processing of your request then please do not hesitate to contact me.

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

Your personal details will be held within out Information Request case management system, and only used for the purposes of evaluating and processing your request.

While details of your information request may be published on the council website, your personal details will never be published or released to anyone outside the council unless it is required by the Information Commissioners Office.

Thank you for your request.

 



East Herts Council Response

06 August 2018

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

QUESTION 1

1) Has your council applied for funding from the government’s ‘On Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme’? (The scheme that is being run by OLEV and the Energy Saving Trust). NO

If your answer to question 1 is YES, please answer question 2:

QUESTION 2  - (NOT APPLICABLE AS ANSWER ‘NO’ TO Q1)

2 a)  How much government money has your council been granted to date through the ‘On Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme’?

2 b) How many on street charging points has your council installed to date, using funding from the‘’On Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme’?

2 c) How many on street charging points had your council already installed before applying for the ‘On Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme’? (to include any on street charging points that the council has installed to date without any government funding).

2 d) How many on street charging points in total does your council plan to have installed by the year 2020?

If your answer to question 1 is NO, please answer question 3:

QUESTION 3

3 a) Has your council installed any on street charging points to date? NO If so, please provide a figure of how many on street charging points you have installed. N/A

3 b) Does your council have any future plans, or plans already underway, to apply for funding from the government’s ‘On Street Residential Changepoint Scheme’?  East Herts Council is not a Highways Authority and therefore authority rests with the County Council. We are working proactively on EV charging generally and are currently working with the Highways Authority  to develop policy with regard to on-street EV charging. Once this is determined it will be possible to explore any available funding opportunities.

3 c) Does your council have any plans to install any on street charging points in the future? East Herts Council is not a Highways Authority and therefore authority rests with the County Council. We are working proactively on EV charging generally and are currently working with the Highways Authority  to develop policy with regard to on-street EV charging.

3 d) How many on street charging points in total does your council plan to have installed by the year 2020? No set target at this stage.

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 01625 545 700

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.