Plans have been revealed for a new electric vehicle charging hub that, if approved, would create 180 new jobs in Hemel Hempstead.

The proposal has been submitted to Dacorum Borough Council and would see the eastern end of Jarman Park come back to life, having been left dormant since the 1990s.

The purpose-built hub would allow 12 vehicles to be charged at once, making it the UK's largest facility of its kind.

Applicants Safestore say that the new site will create 30 permanent jobs as well as around 150 construction roles.

There would also be a 'drive thru' restaurant on the site, operated by Cooper Estates.

The plans have been given a thumbs up by supermarket giant Lidl, which plans to open a shop next door to the proposed site.

Matt Guest, acquisitions manager at Safestore, said: “We know that there is increasing demand for self storage in the local area and are delighted to be helping Hemel Hempstead’s Jarman Park fulfil its potential through this joint scheme with Cooper Estates and GRIDSERVE. 

“These proposals are a vote of confidence in the area and would provide a great mix of new facilities to a former landfill site that has previously struggled to attract occupiers. "