Cheaper heat for Kirklees homes

Kirklees Council leader David Sheard. (D526E439)

Kirklees Council leader David Sheard. (D526E439)

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Homeowners and tenants in Kirklees could get heavy discounts on their fuel bills thanks to a new campaign to make West Yorkshire more energy efficient.

As part of the Better Homes Kirklees scheme, residents will be able to take advantage of heavily discounted improvement work to their homes, such as insulation and boiler replacements.

Better Homes is open to people who own or privately rent their home.

It is managed by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, and is being funded through the Government’s Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) schemes.

Kirklees Council leader Coun David Sheard said: “We are delighted to be a partner in the Better Homes programme, which will help makes homes more energy efficient and improve quality of life for our residents.

“It will also help to create local jobs and training opportunities and reduce household carbon emissions.”

Organisers of the scheme hope that in the next three years it will deliver energy efficiency measures to more than 12,000 homes across the region.

It is also hoped the programme will create jobs and apprenticeships across the region.

The programme is expected to bring at least £20m of investment into the Leeds City Region and increase growth in the area as a result.

For more information or to register for the scheme, visit www.betterhomesyorkshire.co.uk or call 0800 597 1500 or 0113 8970977.