The proposals which are to be discussed at Aberdeen City Council’s Communities, Housing and Infrastructure committee highlights that a planned route for the extension of CHP infrastructure, something which was published in the Middlefield: Development Updates report earlier this year.
Stewart Park Court, Hilton Court and Granitehill House will be able to be connected as a result of extension works and in the report, it is proposed that works to provide CHP to these locations should be undertaken during the 2017/18 financial year.
Commenting, Mark said:
“Expanding CHP to more blocks will benefit residents with better heating at a lower cost and I welcome any attempt by Aberdeen City Council to improve its housing stock.
“I do however have concerns about the UK Government’s plans to cease operating the Energy Company Obligations grant scheme in 2017 which will mean that without another scheme, only blocks which complete the work by March 2017 will qualify for a grant.
“Whilst the council will still be able to afford the works and the undeniable benefits for residents will mean that the proposals will still likely be given the initial green light, having the grant scheme in place will allow for better engagement in mixed occupancy blocks and in encouraging private home owners to participate”