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Yes, it's nearly 30 degrees but free insulation scheme launched in Devon!

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Environment and also in Housing, Local Government

Yes, it's nearly 30 degrees but free insulation scheme launched in Devon! Yes, it's nearly 30 degrees but free insulation scheme launched in Devon!

Though thoughts of cold winter nights might be far from most of our sweltering minds at present, a scheme in Devon is looking ahead and taking steps to help those living in fuel poverty.

CosyDevon is offering up to 7,000 free or subsidised insulation and heating measures for the county's homes, as part of a scheme that will see up to £9 million invested in improving energy efficiency.

Homeowners, private landlords and their tenants who meet the qualifying criteria will receive loft and cavity wall insulation for free through CosyDevon, while homeowners who do not meet the qualifying criteria and want to top up their existing loft insulation can do so for £149.

Launching the scheme, councillor Andrew Leadbetter, Devon County Council’s cabinet member responsible for economic growth, said: “This is great news for Devon, not only for the benefits it brings in energy efficiency, but also for its job creation for the local economy.

“Behind the contract with E.ON will be a team of people within Devon helping to administer the scheme, as well as a network of local firms ready to deliver the home improvements. It will also employ local expertise, including local community groups and charities, to promote the scheme to Devon residents.”

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