MORE than £4.3million will be spent by Wychavon District Council to improve the energy efficiency of fuel poor homes across the district.
Coun Chris Day, executive board member for housing, health and wellbeing on Wychavon District Council, said the authority was delighted to have secured the cash.
“This will help us to cut carbon emissions to support the fight against climate change, as well as save people money.”
Mos of the funding – £3million – will be spent in Wychavon on installing energy efficient solar and solar thermal panels, external wall insulation and loft insulation.
Work is being targeted at low income households in fuel poverty and homes with a poor energy efficiency rating.
The rest of the money will be spent on homes in Staffordshire and Birmingham.
More than 260 properties will be improved in total, saving households up to £450-a-year on their fuel bills and helping to cut carbon emissions as part of Wychavon’s Intelligently Green Plan.