12 (12) UPDATE ON THE CESP PROJECT AND TARGETING ENERGY
EFFICIENCY ASSISTANCE - The Director of Neighbourhood and
Environment submitted a report seeking approval to use a portion of
the 2011/2012 capital money allocated for discretionary home
assistance to help fund energy efficiency measures on a targeted
basis, and to provide an update on the outcomes achieved from the
recent Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) project undertaken
in Frodingham ward.
The report outlined that CESP was most effective where a
significant proportion of the properties were owned by social
housing providers. This was because the amount of funding received
from the appropriate energy provider to fund the measures increases
according to the area coverage achieved and the installation of
multiple measures within properties. The Frodingham ward was chosen
because North Lincolnshire Homes were due to commence their decent
homes work along with some major structural refurbishment to areas
of non traditional housing. The measures targeted at private
homeowners included loft and cavity insulation along with the
replacement of old "G" rated boilers.
It was explained that the Community Energy Saving Programme
(CESP) had been created as part of the government's Home Energy
Saving Programme. It required gas and electricity suppliers to
deliver energy saving measures to domestic consumers in specific
low-income areas of Great Britain. CESP had been designed to
promote a 'whole house' approach and to treat as many
properties as possible in defined areas.
The Director explained that within North Lincolnshire there were
a number of Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) areas that would
qualify for CESP by virtue of being within the worst 10 per cent in
Resolved - (a) That the outcomes achieved from
the CESP funded area within the Frodingham ward be noted, and (b)
that the targeting of energy efficiency measures on an area basis
according to need and to comply with the requirements of the Home
Assistance policy be approved.
Where there is no report this is because it is exempt, as it contains information which is considered to be of a confidential nature, as detailed in the Local Government (Access to Information) Act.