Exeter Road Shell garage wanted to build a giant totem pole advertising their new EV charging points. 

East Devon District Council has refused the planning application saying it is 'inappropriate in scale and would 'detract from the character area and street scene as well as 'excess level of illumination.'

Plans were approved in April for the garage to build eight new EV charging points at the back of the garage. The site has an existing totem (5m) beside the garage and plan was to install an additional illuminated 7m totem sign beside the existing sign advertising the new charging points.

Read more: Plans for eight electric car chargers in Exmouth approved | Exmouth Journal

Exmouth Town Council declared a ‘Climate and Ecological Emergency’ in June 2019 as part of the ‘climate emergency plan’ the council pledge to reduce fossil fuels and ‘Procure electric tools/vehicles for grounds maintenance where it is viable to do so.’ 

You can read the full planning application on the East Devon District Council website HERE