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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-07648: Andy Wightman (Lothian)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 2 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how the Scottish Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) tackles (a) fuel poverty and (b) climate change issues arising in housing stock over 100-years-old.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 14 March 2017

As part of our development of SEEP we are now inviting local authorities and/or their partners to submit new proposals for phase two pilot projects for delivery by 28 February 2019. This second phase of pilot projects makes £11million of funding available and includes a call for councils to develop projects aimed specifically at tackling hard-to-treat properties such as historic building and properties in conservation areas. These projects will allow councils to test approaches to improving historic properties and we are working closely with Historic Environment Scotland to offer support.

The deadline for expressions of interest in phase two Pilots is end-March. We anticipate funding being issued to councils in the summer.