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Major improvements for more than 100 Nottingham council houses

Improvements have moved a step closer for more than a dozen council houses as part of a wider project to make the city council’s housing stock warmer and more energy efficient to reduce costs for tenants.

Homes in Beckford Road, Cosby Road and Hoten Road, in the Sneinton area, are set for upgrades.

Plans have been put forward on behalf of Nottingham City Homes to install new wall insulation, solar PV panels, replace windows and make improvements to roofs of 14 houses.

A Nottingham City Homes spokesperson said: “These works are part of the wider programme of green energy works that are being delivered across the city, and comprise over 100 homes being fitted with external wall insulation, solar PV panels, and underfloor insulation.

“These improvements aim to make the homes warmer and easier to heat, and most importantly should reduce fuel bills for residents.”

The project forms part of a £50m Government strategy to retrofit social housing.

Improvements are due to be completed by March 31 next year.

The project will result in tenants having lower energy bills and also will reduce carbon emissions.

Work has already started on council houses in the area.

Resident Wendy Bentley, 67, who has lived in her home in Beckford Road for 30 years, said: “They’ve started – I think it’s really good.

“It’s good if it’s going to be cheaper. I’ve not long had new windows – it’s been great.

“Solar panels – I think it’s great if it keeps the cost down.

“The more the better – overall I think it’s a good thing.”

It comes after it was announced last year that a total of £9m of Government cash was to be pumped into the city to carry out a range of improvements in almost 700 social and private homes across Nottingham.

Improvements were announced at the time for 104 Nottingham City Homes properties in the Hoten Road area which have suffered from draughts, damp and mould.

Work has also taken place to make homes in Sneinton more energy efficient.

Upgrades have brought properties up to future energy efficiency standards.

Source: Nottinghampost.com

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