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RH Developments submit plans to Mid Suffolk District Council to build electric charging station, drive-through restaurant and lorry park in Eye



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Plans have been submitted to Mid Suffolk District Council to build an electric charging station in Suffolk.

Developers RH Developments have put forward plans for a an eight-bay filling station along the A140 at Eye, complete with a drive-through restaurant, 24-bay lorry park and a lagoon.

In their application, RH Developments promised the new charging stations would be necessary to meet the growing demand for electric vehicles.

The station will be located just off the newly-built roundabout along the A140 in Eye. Picture: Google. (54761204)
The station will be located just off the newly-built roundabout along the A140 in Eye. Picture: Google. (54761204)

They said: "The standout element of the proposal is the potential for electric vehicle charging.

"The petrol filling and electrical charging station would provide a clear benefit for receptors along the A140 travelling in both directions.

"The uptake of electric vehicles is increasing rapidly and the need for high-speed charging along arterial vehicular corridors such as the A140 are of paramount importance.”

"The existing electric vehicle charging options along the A140 are limited, therefore this proposal would go a significant way in alleviating this deficit.”

The station will make use of 3.54 hectare site on the east of the A140, close to Eye airfield.

Planning authorities are expected to come to a decision in May.