More Dundee homes to receive external wall insulation

The latest £1.7 million phase of an external wall insulation (EWI) programme in Dundee is to provide warmer, more energy efficient homes at another 232 properties, councillors will hear on Monday.

Nearly £40 million has been spent across the city since 2016 to ensure homes are easier to heat and more energy efficient.

This latest round of external wall insulation could benefit properties in Harefield Road, Ann Street, Hilltown, Watson Street, Atholl Street, Moncur Crescent, Strathmore Avenue and Beechwood.

Anne Rendall, depute convener of Dundee City Council’s neighbourhood services committee, said: “The benefits of signing up for external wall insulation are so obvious and at no cost to the tenant, it’s a real no brainer.

“In Dundee we are committed to combating fuel poverty and this latest round of investment will see move a step closer to eradicating it.

“It is my firm commitment that the council will continue to do all it can to make sure that the people of Dundee have energy efficient homes they can afford to heat.”

This particular project comprises of 232 properties of mixed tenure.

The project, if approved, will receive funding from Dundee City Council, Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland – Area Based Schemes (HEEPS – ABS) funding.

SSE is managing the work on behalf of the council, with work due to be completed by April 2019.

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