Decision details

Release of earmarked reserve money to pay for fuel poverty and climate change related projects

Reference: D50047

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of Resources and Housing approved:
• a release of £125K from an identified earmarked reserve relating to WRE and a solar project, comprising:
• a fully funded injection into the capital programme of £80K (from the overall £125K), tied to linked authority to spend of that money on priority projects to help tackle fuel poverty across the city; and,
• a one-off revenue based funding exercise of £45K (from the balance of the released £125K), where the money is to be used on a tree planting scheme and also, a project with a low carbon/fuel poverty focus in social housing.
2. The Director of Resources and Housing also noted that SEAQ intends to use ‘within year’ income coming into the WRE budget to partially cover budgetary pressures relating to the council’s response to the climate change emergency.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Peter Leighton-Jones 07891 272683 Email:

Publication date: 03/09/2019

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