MP Luke Hall has switched on the Electric Vehicle (EV) charging network at a new housing development in Thornbury.

Sixty percent of the 130 homes at Morton Meadows, on the outskirts of the town, will have their own EV charge point.

Luke Hall, MP for Thornbury and Yate, became the first person to connect a vehicle to the network at the new development.

Switching on the new network for the first time, Luke said: “I’m delighted to be able to switch on the new EV charging network here at Morton Meadows which will ensure that almost two thirds of the people who move here will have the option to use electric vehicles, improving air quality and reducing our impact on the environment.”

The first show homes at Morton Meadows, located off Gloucester Road, opened earlier this month.

Welcoming Luke Hall to Morton Meadows, James Dunne, managing director at Barratt David Wilson Homes South West, said: “Luke has campaigned hard for more electric car charging points across the county and we’re delighted he has switched on the new network here at Morton Meadows.

“Offering EV chargers on new homes and developments is an important contribution in helping to tackle the climate crisis by making clean technology accessible for everyone.”