Green Deal for seven cities announced

Seven cities across England will receive part of a £12 million fund to help them give the Green Deal a kick start in their city regions. The cities are Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield.

The funding will support each local authority’s plans to test key elements of the Green Deal. DECC says it will be an opportunity to try out elements of the Green Deal Framework such as the assessment procedures and installation work. The intention is to provide early feedback. Work will include retro fitting properties across communities. Overall, the intention is to provide around 2,500 retro fits both to domestic and non domestic properties.

Each of the cities is going to generate match funding or provide this support themselves.