Decision details

Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Round 1

Reference: D52416

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To accept a grant offer from the government’s Green Homes Grant and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with government.  This MoU commits the council to improve some of the least energy efficient properties across all tenures, with a total expenditure of over £500k, which must be delivered between October 2020 and March 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 £2,971,095 Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery funding on energy efficiency improvements to housing in the Leeds area.

b)  Authorised total expenditure of £3,552,090 (inclusive of £336,800 already allocated to the Air Source Heat Pump project) split between:

a.  The installation of energy efficiency improvements in council owned homes (£1,080,995.40 inclusive of the £336,800 previously allocated) within our Housing Leeds refurbishment programme

b.  Energy efficiency improvements in private sector homes (£2,354,894) within our Energy Efficiency Programme in the general fund

c.  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.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

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.

Contact: Robert Curtis, Programme Officer 0113 3785874 Email: robert.curtis@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 26/10/2020

Date of decision: 03/11/2020

Effective from: 11/11/2020

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