Nottingham South MP Welcomes completion of first Clifton Greener HousiNG11 Scheme Homes
Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood has welcomed the completion of the first wave of properties insulated as part of the Nottingham Greener HousiNG11 scheme in Clifton.
Sturgeon Avenue was selected as the first street to get the new external wall insulation, which is being made available to properties that do not have cavity walls.
Up to 5,000 homes could benefit from the £20 million scheme, which will see residents make savings of up to £400 a year. The project will be rolled out on a street-by-street basis, from north to south, over the next 18 months.
Because there are many privately-owned homes suitable for the work, the City Council and Nottingham City Homes have negotiated that the scheme will be offered to home owners, who will receive an 85 per cent grant, and can apply for cash back when the work is completed.
Lilian Greenwood said:
“This scheme is going to make a huge difference to people in Clifton. For many years, I know people have been desperate for action to tackle cold and damp in their homes. I’m delighted that the scheme is going ahead and we’ve now seen the first properties completed.
“Not only will the work provide much welcome relief from ever increasing heating bills, it will also spruce up the area, provide jobs and training for local people and lower the city’s carbon footprint.
“It was essential that we made sure this Nottingham City Homes led scheme was also available to privately-owned homes, and when I campaigned to get the scheme to Clifton I wanted to make sure that everyone benefitted.
“At a time when energy companies are once again hiking up their prices, I’ll be working with partners involved in the scheme to ensure that as many people as possible benefit for the scheme.”
For more information about the scheme or to sign up please call the Nottingham Energy Partnership on 0300 688 08 08.