AN OTLEY car park could become one of the first in Leeds to get an electric vehicle charging point.
Leeds City Council has received Government funding to create a network of charge points across the city – but only three are to be in council car parks.
The Licks site in Otley, off North Parade, is in the running to be named one of the three, to the delight of the ward councillors.
Cllr Sandy Lay (Lib Dem, Otley & Yeadon) said: “We would love to have an electric vehicle charging port in Otley.
“The technology is great for the environment but, before fully electric cars can become a viable alternative to petrol engines, this kind of infrastructure needs to be in place.”
Cllr Colin Campbell (Lib Dem, Otley & Yeadon) added: “This scheme would be a good start and, in time, will help to reduce air pollution. I hope that the parking department settles on the Licks as one of the three council car park sites.”