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Home energy efficiency scheme set to be extended

Published on Thu Mar 2 2023
Man in blue baseball hat and shirt working on a central heating boiler control panel

Thousands of homes across the borough of Burnley have benefited from a home energy efficiency scheme that has helped residents lower their energy bills and save money.

The Lancashire-wide Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL) affordable warmth scheme provides grants for eligible residents to install new heating, insulation and renewable energy technology in their homes.

Since it was launched in 2013 almost 14,000 measures have been installed in fuel poor and vulnerable households in the borough who meet the funding criteria.

The scheme, which is funded by the Government, has been so successful that Burnley Council is set to extend its membership for a further four years.

The council’s executive is recommended to approve the move when it meets on 15th March.

Councillor John Harbour, the council’s executive member for housing and development control, said: “The CHiL scheme has been a great success I our borough and has made a massive difference to people’s lives by enabling them to keep their home warm while at the same time lowering their energy bills.

“The scheme has also allowed residents who are eligible for the support to install better insulation and other measures to help keep their energy consumption as low as possible, something that’s particularly important in these days of rising energy costs.

“CHiL has benefitted thousands of local people and by extending our membership of the scheme we can continue to work to help even more households over the coming years.”

The CHiL scheme supports the council’s climate change strategy which aims to reduce carbon emissions in the borough.

Details about the CHIL scheme and whether you would be eligible for support

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