Decision details

Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Phase 1b

Reference: D52733

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To accept a grant offer from the government’s Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery phase 1b fund and enter into a memorandum of understanding with the government. The MoU will commit the council to undertaking energy efficiency improvements to 305 predominantly system built privately owned properties with household income under £30,000 to be delivered by 30 September 2021.

Decision:

The Director of Resources and Housing:

a)  Approved Leeds City Council entering into a grant agreement with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to draw down and spend the £2,678,578 Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery funding on energy efficiency improvements to housing in the Leeds area.

b)  Authorised total expenditure of £2,819,243 split between:

a.  Energy efficiency improvements in private sector homes (£2,703,043) within our Energy Efficiency Programme in the general fund

b.  Administrative and marketing costs for the private sector scheme (£116,200) within the Sustainable Energy and Air Quality Team budget.

c)  Approved placing an order with Engie through the existing Better Homes Yorkshire framework for this work.

d)  Approved the request to exemot this decision from call in.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Various;

If exempt from Call-In, the reason why Call-In would prejudice the interests of the Council or the public:: The Memorandum of Understanding needs to be returned to the government by 19th February, any delay could prejudice receipt of the funding.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development has been informed of the bid.

We will also undertake consultation with the relevant ward members in the areas concerned prior to commencing work.

They have all been informed of the current phase 1a project and are supportive of the work.

Consultees

The Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development, ward members.

Contact: Tom Cowen 0113 378 8795 Email: Thomas.cowen@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 11/02/2021

Date of decision: 19/02/2021

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