The Legh Arms in Knutsford is seeking permission from Cheshire East Council to install electric car charging points in their car park.

The Marston’s pub, on Brook Street, wants to install eVolt charge points as part of a partnership with charging network Engenie.

Engenie said on its website: “The move – which will see the installation of 400 rapid EV chargers, powered by 100 per cent renewable energy and allowing up to three cars to charge at each site at any one time – will provide the building blocks for a nationwide network of rapid chargers.”

Andy Kershaw, head of facilities management and projects, Marston’s, said : “Our goal is to become the UK’s most environmentally-efficient pub business. By partnering with innovative and customer-focused organisations like Engenie, we’ll continue to hold ourselves and the sector to the highest possible environmental standards.”

Comments on the application, reference 19/1957M, can be made on the Cheshire East planning portal until May 23.