Multi-million pound investment in a wide range of energy efficiency measures across the city will pay big dividends for council tenants in Leeds over coming years, city leaders promise.
Over £9m is being invested so that around 3,000 properties can have energy efficient boilers, heating upgrades and radiators provided.
Structural repairs and energy efficiency work for the two highways blocks of flats are currently in the planning stages, but likely to gain investment of nearly £2m.
A range of further work involving replacement doors and windows, as well as roofing work, will add to the improvements that will see Leeds not only investing in the city’s housing, but helping reduce the carbon footprint of the city for years to come.
Coun Peter Gruen, Leeds City Council executive board member with responsibility for neighbourhoods, planning and personnel said: “We want to make sure our tenants live in decent, well-insulated and energy efficient housing. We know this will make a difference to their pockets and is a step in the right direction to tackling climate change. That’s why we’re investing in a wide range of improvements and upgrades across Leeds housing, money that will make a difference to people’s lives as well as paying dividends in the long term as we see greener, more efficient housing.
Coun Mark Dobson, Leeds City Council executive board member with responsibility for cleaner, stronger and safer communities, said: “There’s plenty of pressure on family budgets, and anything we can do to make a long term difference is to be welcomed. We’re determined to help people living in our housing have better lives where cold, damp and draughts are a thing of the past. It will take time, but we’re putting significant money into achieving those aims.”