Around 12,000 residents across Yorkshire are set to save
money on their fuel bills, as a new campaign to make the region’s homes more
energy efficient gets underway in 9 Local Authority districts.
Discounts for energy efficiency improvements
As part of the Better Homes Yorkshire scheme, residents
will be able to take advantage of heavily discounted improvement work to their
homes, such as insulation and boiler replacements.
Better Homes is open to residents who own or privately
rent their home, it is managed by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, and
utilises funding from the Government’s Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation
Better Homes Yorkshire will see Keepmoat and Willmott
Dixon Energy Services carry out energy improvement work to homes over the next
eight years, in partnership with nine local authorities - Leeds, Bradford,
Kirklees, Calderdale, Barnsley, York, Craven, Harrogate and Selby, and the
Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
In the first three years alone, the programme aims to
deliver energy efficiency measures to over 12,000 homes, create jobs and
apprenticeships for local people. As a
result, the programme will bring at least £20m of investment into the Leeds
City Region and increase GVA growth.
'Positive difference for local people'
At the launch of the scheme, Leader of Bradford Council
and Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Investment Committee, Cllr
David Green said:
“This new programme is another great example of the
public and private sector working together to deliver further growth for the
Leeds City Region and by making it easier for residents to implement these
measures in their homes, reflects the LEP, West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s
and local authorities shared determination to make a real positive difference
for local people.
“Reducing fuel poverty and improving health and wellbeing
is vital and I am delighted that homes in Bradford, along with other areas in
the City Region, will benefit from this scheme.”
Mark Pheasey, Framework Director Better Homes Yorkshire
said: “We are delighted to be launching the Better Homes Yorkshire
programme. The scheme will help
residents heat their home for less and create greener, healthier communities
across the region. This 8 year programme
will also bring job, apprenticeship and training opportunities for local
For more information, and to register for the scheme,