Retrofit Programme - Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Strategy Update
Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods, Executive Member for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: To provide an update to the Executive Member on
our emerging retrofit action plan to support energy efficiency
improvements in council homes. The action plan is being created
alongside our existing capital investment programme to improve the
thermal comfort of our housing stock and to help tackle issues of
The report is an update on the council housing opportunities, a final all tenure retrofit action plan will be brought before Executive later this year.
The Executive Member will be asked to note progress and actions required to complete the all tenure retrofit action plan.
That the progress on delivering retrofit works
following the success of attracting grant funding to support cross
tenure improvement works, be noted.
ii) That the allocation of £1.015m from the existing Housing Revenue Account (HRA) retrofit budget to match fund government grant under the Social Housing Decarbonisation Wave 2 Fund, be approved. That the proposed details of the submission of a grant bid of around £1m, therefore enabling a £2m retrofit project, be noted.
iii) That the full expenditure allocation for the £2m HRA Retrofit Fund approved by Executive in 2019/20, and the associated improvement of 190 low performing council homes to at least EPC C standard once this funding programme was complete, be noted.
iv) That the allocation of £60k from the existing retrofit budget to deliver around 250 ‘quick win’ retrofit works this winter to support some of our most vulnerable residents this winter, be approved.
Reason: To deliver the council’s ambitions for minimising tenants’ energy bills and supporting health and wellbeing, building the local green economy and retrofit supply chains, and reducing carbon emissions in the city.
Report author: Andrew Bebbington
Publication date: 20/10/2022
Date of decision: 20/10/2022
Effective from: 25/10/2022