PLANS to install new CCTV at a busy retail site to “enhance site security and safety” have been given the green light.

Homebase, in Tollgate West, near the Tollgate Shopping Park in Stanway, is set to install two CCTV poles in its car park.

SSE Utility Solutions is developing an electric vehicle charging hub at the popular home improvement store.

It will see the installation of six electric vehicle charging points to serve 12 vehicles and will be based towards the rear of the car park.

The plans outline the installation of two CCTV poles, each 7m in height, with a Sentinel camera system atop.

The equipment is set to be installed at either end of the electric vehicle charging bays, providing “full coverage of the charging hub”.

A planning document says it will be “enhancing site security and safety for users of the electric vehicle charging hub”.

The installation of the new CCTV poles will also not impact nearby grade II listed buildings, documents say.

Neither Essex Highways nor Stanway Parish Council had any objections or comments on the application.

Colchester Council planning bosses gave the plans the green light this week.