Highways & Neighbourhoods Cabinet Member – Minutes – 3 August 2011

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 the country.

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.