Proposals for Stonehaven Gateway EV charging hub

By bellmannews / February 15, 2023

By Joanna Fraser

A PROPOSAL for Application Notice for an electric vehicle charging hub at the AWPR Stonehaven Fastlink interchange has been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council.

The Stonehaven Gateway proposal is lodged by developer Ashfield Land (Glasgow) Ltd. The development will host more than 30 EV charging points, with eight 10-minute super-charge points. It will also accommodate custom-built units for a high-quality food retailer and high quality discount retailer.

The proposed location is a five-acre site west of the roundabout that links the A90 with the AWPR owned by the Sluie Estate Trust.

Existing site plan

Steven McGarva, director at Ashfield Land, said: “With Stonehaven Gateway, we want to create an attractive access point to the town, promoting it as a forward-facing and sustainable destination.

“It will provide a much-needed facility for both local residents and visitors, while supporting the region’s goals to increase the uptake of electric vehicles in the region. It will also deliver a number of significant benefits to the local economy, including a new diversity of shopping experience to the local community as well as the creation of new jobs.”

Public consultation required before planning application

A public drop-in exhibition will take place between 3pm and 8pm on Tuesday 21 February at Stonehaven Town Hall, where members of the development team will be on hand to answer questions. Everyone is welcome to attend to find out more about the plans and discuss the proposed development.