PLANS to put in eight electric vehicle charging points at a petrol station on the outskirts of Welshpool have been lodged with Powys County Council.

Rontec Service Stations who run Welshpool service station at Buttington Cross just off the A483 have submitted the proposal which includes the associated infrastructure to go with the EV charging bays.

The shop at the petrol station and the McDonald’s fast food restaurant at the site would not be affected by the proposal.

Last year the Tuffins shop at the site closed and was re-opened as a Morrisons Daily to be run in conjunction with Rontec.

Rontec operates 266 roadside retail forecourts across England and Wales under the Esso, BP, and Shell brands.

A decision on the planning application is expected by May 1.