Central Bedfordshire Council news and press releases

Park home residents to benefit from £1 million green homes grant

Friday, 11 December 2020

A new green homes grant, enabling the installation of cladding and insulation in park homes, has been launched after being approved by our Executive Committee this week.

The grant will improve health and wellbeing for park home residents, as well as reduce fuel poverty, and is separate to a voucher scheme for green homes launched by the government earlier in the year. Park homes at the four biggest sites in Central Bedfordshire are set to be improved through the grant:

  • Three Star Park, Bedford Road, Lower Stondon
  • Little Meadows and The Grove, Grove Park Road, Caddington
  • Whipsnade Park, Whipsnade
  • Pine View Park, Maulden

The focus of the Green Homes Grant is to improve the energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of park homes by increasing thermal efficiency. The grant will improve the energy efficiency of older, poorly insulated park homes through external wall insulation. In addition, some homes may receive underfloor insulation and loft insulation.

Our Executive Member for Adults, Social Care and Housing Operations, Councillor Carole Hegley, said:

This scheme is a great example of how we strive to improve the health and wellbeing of our residents whilst achieving our target of reducing carbon emissions.

This forms part of our pledge in our sustainability plan to tackle climate change and reduce carbon emissions.