Decision details

Energy Company Obligation 3 (ECO3) Funding for Leeds District Heating

Reference: D48273

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To accept the ECO grant agreement from Cenergist that will result in additional HRA income and minor additional energy efficiency improvements to flats as a result of district heating works undertaken in the Lincoln Green, Saxton Gardens and Ebor Gardens areas. 


The Director of Resources and Housing agreed to enter into a ECO3 Funding Agreement with Cenergist Ltd in order to receive ECO funding from the installation of heating in flats as part of the Leeds PIPES district heating programme.

The Director of Resources and Housing agreed to ringfence any ECO funding generated from the Leeds PIPES district heating programme to support this project and other low carbon and fuel poverty initiatives within the HRA capital programme, with a separate ERDF change request submitted to formalise the use.

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: Burmantofts and Richmond Hill;

Other reasons / organisations consulted

This decision, although Key due to its value, is simple in nature: adding an income stream and some minor improvements to a major programme of works (district heating) which has already been approved via Key Decisions at Executive Board. 

The proposed decision has already been discussed with senior finance, legal and housing officers and therefore the consultation process will just involve Members


Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Communities

Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Resources and Sustainability

Contact: George Munson, Energy and Climate Change Manager 07891 270294 Email:

Publication date: 03/01/2019

Date of decision: 11/01/2019

Effective from: 19/01/2019

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