OTLEY is to get its first electric car charging point.

MP Alex Sobel (Lab, Leeds North West) and Otley and Yeadon’s ward councillors have been calling for the investment for some time. Leeds City Council has now confirmed that a charging point will be installed at the Licks (North Parade) car park in early July and will be operational later that month.

Mr Sobel said: “I am delighted our campaign has finally paid off and that Otley will be the home of my constituency’s first public electric vehicle charge point. This will be vital in preparing Otley for its carbon neutral future.”

Councillor Sandy Lay (Lib Dem, Otley & Yeadon) said: “We need to introduce the infrastructure to enable electric car ownership to expand. This is a first step.”