Council progresses with their carbon neutral agenda

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Published: Thursday 13th June 2024 | 11.06am

Cannock Chase Council’s Cabinet have agreed to match £818,097 of grant funding to decarbonise some of the housing stock across the District.

Grant funding of £818,097 was received from the West Midlands Combined Authority in February 2023.

WMCA will carry out individual property assessments to provide a ‘medium term plan’ for each property in line with  with PAS 2035 British Standard for retrofitting dwellings and will start with the worst properties first, following consulting with the resident of the property.

Energy efficient retrofit work will take place on 112 properties, with the total project costing £1,636,194.  Areas identified for this work are; Southbourne Place, Rawnsley Estate and Springfield Avenue.

Head of Housing and Corporate Assets Nirmal Samrai said “We are delighted that our Cabinet have agreed to match the grant funding received from the WMCA.  This project will not only improve our housing stock, but also help residents to lower their energy costs.  

“Each property will have an individual approach and receive fabric first improvements such as solar panels, loft insulation and cavity wall insulation.  This project will also help with our carbon neutral agenda.”

Stock condition surveys will be complete by the end of the year.

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