Continuing external wall insulation investment

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The latest £1 million phase of an external wall insulation (EWI) programme in Dundee will provide warmer, more energy efficient homes at another 120 properties, the neighbourhood services committee will hear on Monday.

Work at Barnes Avenue will cover the homes of both council tenants and owner occupiers.

Neighbourhood services convener Councillor Kevin Cordell explained that the EWI programme has had a major impact across the city in the last few years.

He said: “Over 4,000 properties have benefited from this scheme and total investment so far amounts to nearly £40 million.

“That is a tremendous record and we have seen homes across the city being improved so that people can enjoy the advantages of energy-efficiency.

“The insulation scheme is made possible through the Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland from the Scottish Government, with contributions from the Energy Company Obligation.

“This means that owner occupiers can also benefit from the works at no cost.”

Councillor Cordell added: “This programme in Dundee shows how serious we are about tackling fuel poverty and helping make the city a better place for everyone.”

The committee, which meets on Monday February 12, will also be told that £244,000 of roofing work will also be carried out at the same time to 14 blocks.

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