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Park home cladding and insulation grant boosted by £4 million

Thursday, 25 February 2021

We've extended our programme to enable the installation of cladding and insulation for park homes at an additional 12 sites across Central Bedfordshire.

This investment is funded by the government’s Green Homes Grant fund and we've received nearly £4 million of extra funding.

The programme was approved by our Executive Committee this week. This new investment is additional to the programme that was launched last year, which saw four park home sites share almost £1 million to improve their homes. The grant will improve the health and wellbeing for park home residents, as well as reduce fuel poverty and support our sustainability plan.

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 under-floor insulation and loft insulation.

Councillor Eugene Ghent, our Executive Member for Housing and Assets, said:

It’s fantastic that we are able to extend this scheme to more park homes across Central Bedfordshire. The health of our residents is one of our top priorities and delivering this grant will not only make significant wellbeing improvements for people living in park homes, but it will also reduce their energy bills. We have set ourselves ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions across our region, and this grant is one step towards achieving this.