£2m project to insulate Stoke-on-Trent homes
HUNDREDS of homes will be renovated as part of a £2 million energy-saving scheme.
A total of 260 households across Stoke-on-Trent are to be fitted with external wall insulation by the winter.
The project, run via Stoke-on-Trent City Council, EDF Energy and Kier Stoke, will see each property having work approaching £10,000 carried out on it, making a total expenditure of just over £2.6 million.
A total of 208 city council and 55 privately-owned properties in Townsend and Chell Heath will benefit.
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The cost of the work will be paid for by EDF Energy as part of their commitment to the Government's Community Energy Saving Programme, which aims to reduce CO2 emissions from homes.
Stoke-on-Trent city councillor Janine Bridges, cabinet member for housing, neighbourhoods and community safety, said: "The city council wants to do everything it can to improve homes' energy efficiency, reduce Stoke-on-Trent's carbon footprint, and help as many people as possible avoid fuel poverty.
A total of 800 properties in the city will benefit from similar improvements by December. Two other energy suppliers will fund the work alongside EDF Energy.