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Government funding for new heating systems
8:43am Thursday 24th January 2013 in News
RYEDALE residents are set to benefit from a share of more than £270,000 in Government funding for renewable heating schemes.
The money from the Renewable Heat Premier Payment (RHPP) Communities Scheme will support the installation of the systems in 95 homes in the district, East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and Wakefield.
The application for the funding was made by Leeds-based CIC Community Energy Solutions (CES) together with each area’s local council.
Coun Linda Cowling, who leads Ryedale District Council, said: “It is excellent news that Ryedale residents living in the 44 homes which qualify for this scheme will benefit from this partnership effort to help local people and the environment.”
Gary Housden, the authority’s head of planning and housing, said renewable heating systems could often be expensive to install, despite their benefits, and the funding would make them “more accessible” for Ryedale residents.
Anybody who missed the original deadline to be part of the funding bid can be added to a reserve list for consideration in future schemes.