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16 June 2017

Dundee City Council to Invest Almost £4M in Wall Insulation Projects

Council-owned homes throughout Dundee may be about to get a fair bit warmer if a report due to be brought before the neighbourhood services committee next week is given approval. The report is seeking a further £3,866,736 to be spent on wall insulation projects across a total of 422 council properties.

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The properties listed to receive the insulation improvements include 152 homes on Graham Street, 138 on Douglas Court, 108 at the Tellideph tenements & flats, and 12 properties each on Marshall Street and Pitairlie Road.

The report, which details the argument for the provision of such insulation projects, states, “Resources are available to fund external insulation for council-owned properties within the current five-year housing revenue account budget.

“The council has been successful in being awarded £1.347 million Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland funding and Energy Company Obligation funding from utility companies to ensure that owner-occupiers can be included in the programme and mixed tenure blocks comprehensively treated.”

If given approval, the project would be a major step in combatting the rising prevalence of fuel poverty throughout Scotland and, in fact, many parts of the UK. With populations also becoming increasingly aware of their environmental impact, the project will also provide benefits in terms of reducing heating demand and thereby emissions.

Contractors for the works have been appointed by energy supplier SSE, which is managing the project on behalf of Dundee City Council.

Sam Bonson

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