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MFG has applied for planning permission to add EV charging facilities to Woodston Service Station in Peterborough.

The company is seeking permission to demolish the existing plant room and jet wash to make way for six new electric car charging points.

A new canopy, sub-station enclosure and associated forecourt works would also be required at the petrol station.

In a supporting letter written on behalf of MFG, planning consultants Carney Sweeney explained MFG was aiming to roll-out an extensive supply of EV charging facilities at existing and new service stations across the UK to diversity its existing offer, with the intention of making it as easy for motorists to charge their vehicle as re-fuelling with petrol or diesel.

It added that the aspiration of MFG is to provide access to convenient and affordable charging, regardless of where the driver lives.

It concluded: “The EV charging proposals are considered to positively respond to the local and national planning policy context and the wider UK aspiration to promptly improve the EV charging network. There are no physical environmental or designation constraints which would inhibit the occupation of the site for the proposed use.”

In March last year MFG unveiled plans to invest about £400m in Ultra-Rapid 150kW and 350kW EV chargers across its UK network. It said it would install a total of about 3,000 Ultra-Rapid 150kW and 350kW EV Chargers at around 500 sites by the end of 2030, and by 2035 it intended to complete its EV roll out to all suitable remaining locations in its network.