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Homes in Halifax to benefit from £110,000 fuel poverty funding

GPL have just completed its part in the Calderdale Fuel Poverty Scheme, where it has installed new mains to bring gas to homes not previously connected to the gas network.

The work, which began last August, will connect homes at Stansfield Close, Crossley Gardens, Rothery Court and Cherry Court, with the £110,000 cost being fully funded by Northern Gas Networks as part of its on-going programme to tackle fuel poverty across the North East, most of Yorkshire and northern Cumbria.

The successful completion of the gas network extension, which took around six weeks, will allow the 140 properties to be fitted with a full gas central heating system, giving them access to more controllable and efficient heating and instant hot water for the first time.

Work to replace the existing electric storage heaters will be carried out by Pennine Housing as part of its wider programme of improvements, with residents also set to benefit from potentially lower fuel bills and reduced carbon emissions as a result.

The Halifax extension is the latest in a series of similar fuel poor projects to be carried out by Northern Gas Networks and Leeds-based Community Energy Solutions, with the partnership having already connected more than 2000 homes across the North East and Yorkshire through the fuel poor gas network extension scheme.

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