Dundee City Council to continue external wall insulation investment

Councillors in Dundee are to discuss plans for the latest £1 million phase of an external wall insulation (EWI) programme on another 120 homes throughout the city.

The neighbourhood services committee will hear on Monday that the work at Barnes Avenue will provide warmer, more energy efficient homes to both council tenants and owner occupiers.

Neighbourhood services convener, Councillor Kevin Cordell, explained that the EWI programme has had a major impact across the city in the last few years.

He said: “Over 4,000 properties have benefited from this scheme and total investment so far amounts to nearly £40 million.

“That is a tremendous record and we have seen homes across the city being improved so that people can enjoy the advantages of energy-efficiency.

“The insulation scheme is made possible through the Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland from the Scottish Government, with contributions from the Energy Company Obligation.

“This means that owner occupiers can also benefit from the works at no cost.”

Councillor Cordell added: “This programme in Dundee shows how serious we are about tackling fuel poverty and helping make the city a better place for everyone.”

The committee will also be told that £244,000 of roofing work will also be carried out at the same time to 14 blocks.