Decision details

Electric Vehicle Charge Points and Infrastructure

Decision Maker: CABINET

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes




That the Cabinet:


1.     Accepts in principle the tendered bid from Liberty Charge to supply, install and maintain publicly accessible electric vehicle charge points in public car parks and establish a wider electric vehicle charge point infrastructure across the Borough on a grant funded and/or fully funded basis for a five-year period from 1 February 2022 to 31 January 2027 and at no cost to the Council and delegates final approval of the tender acceptance to the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Public Safety and Transport, in consultation with the Corporate Director Infrastructure, Transport & Building Services.


2.     Subject to the final approval of the tender acceptance:


a)    Notes the provision to extend the contract for a up to ten years (5 + 5 years - fifteen years in total), delegating approval of any extension to the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Public Safety and Transport, in consultation with the Corporate Director of Infrastructure, Building Services & Transport.


b)    That in respect of entering into lease agreements with Liberty Charge to allow them to install electric vehicle charge points on Council land for use by the general public, agree that this be determined under delegated authority by the Cabinet Member for Property & Infrastructure, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Public Safety & Transport and the Corporate Director of Infrastructure, Building Services & Transport.


Reasons for decision


Cabinet accepted, in principle, a tender that would enable the London Borough of Hillingdon to provide locally for the forecast increase in electric vehicle use over the coming years, particularly to meet the Government’s 2030 deadline on the sale of petrol cars.


The Cabinet Member for Public Safety and Transport explained that whilst this would commence with charging points in the Borough’s car parks, the proposed contract would also support the delivery of a scalable charging point infrastructure locally over the longer-term.


Cabinet welcomed the positive report and agreed revised recommendations providing for final delegated authority to agree the tender before implementation.


Alternative options considered and rejected


Cabinet could have decided not to respond to the growth and expected demand in electric vehicle usage in the Borough, but considered this would result in fewer options available for people wishing to charge their vehicle and transit the Borough.



Relevant Select Committee

Public Safety & Transport

Expiry date for any scrutiny call-in / date decision can be implemented (if no call-in)

5pm, Friday 14 January 2022

Officer(s) to action

Alan Tilly


Infrastructure, Transport & Building Services



Whilst the Cabinet's decisions above are always made public, the officer report relating to this matter is not because it was considered in the private part of the meeting and contained information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information) and the public interest in withholding the information outweighed the public interest in disclosing it in accordance with Section 100(A) and paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12 (A) to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).



Publication date: 07/01/2022

Date of decision: 06/01/2022

Decided at meeting: 06/01/2022 - CABINET

Effective from: 15/01/2022

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