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New Grant Means Cheaper Heating Bills In Ryedale


11:57am 27th June 2013

A new insulation grant for people living in Ryedale has been announced by Ryedale District Council and Yorkshire Energy Partnership today.

The grant will mean free external wall insulation for anyone living in Ryedale who are 'off-gas' with solid walls, as well as a substantial discount for those on gas, say the council. Funded by energy suppliers, the grant aims to tackle fuel poverty by helping to reduce heat loss by around 45% and save residents up to £490 a year on heating bills, they add. The insulation will also reduce draughts and can often boost the value of a property, say Ryedale District Council.

Kim Robertshaw, Housing Service Manager at Ryedale District Council doesn’t want householders to miss out:

“This free insulation offer is open to any private resident in the Ryedale area who heats their homes using oil, solid fuel or electric but funding is only available for a while, so it’s vital that people contact Yorkshire Energy Partnership as soon as possible on 01904 545 020.

“Even if you don’t qualify for free external wall insulation, there are still massive discounts available through this scheme, offering at least 50% off, so we’re urging people to take full advantage while funds last.”

Anyone living in an area of outstanding natural beauty (ANOB), in a conservation area or in the National Park will need planning permission, say Ryedale District Council and add that householders need to be aware, that they may need to pay small planning fees.  More details about this are available from the Yorkshire Energy Partnership.

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