Peterborough extends energy efficiency programme

Peterborough City Council has extended its Heataborough energy efficiency scheme to all residents.

The Heataborough scheme allows residents to apply for energy efficiency grants of up to £6,000 per household to pay for solid wall insulation.

The scheme was previously only available to those living in central Peterborough.

Grants are only available on a “first come, first served” basis until the end of September. 

Residents who live in houses with solid walls can apply for the energy efficiency grants to cover the costs of external wall insulation. Landlords can also apply for their tenanted properties. 

Peterborough City Council’s Cabinet Member for Digital, Waste and Street Scene, Cllr Gavin Elsey, said: “Our Heataborough scheme has been designed to help our residents to improve their home’s energy performance. We are committed to reducing household energy bills in the long term and supporting residents and landlords by providing real financial support. 

"We urge residents to check the Heataborough website now and see if they are eligible to apply for the scheme as winter approaches.” 

Jamie Hailstone is a freelance journalist and author, specializing in local government, transport and energy issues