Cannock Council’s £34M investment in housing stock
3rd February 2014
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The improvements which would be delivered over a three year period include:-

  • External maintenance works and environmental improvements to over 2,300 properties
  • The replacement of 300 outdated kitchens
  • The replacement of over 1,000 outdated bathrooms
  • New boilers and other improvements to 745 central systems
  • Upgrading of over 1,500 electrical systems
  • The installation of double glazing to 3,470 properties
  • The provision of 80 additional Council dwellings

The range of improvements will also include "bringing forward" the double glazing and window refurbishment programme for completion within a five year, rather than a seven year period.

Councillor Frank Allen, Housing Portfolio Leader, said "The range of dwelling improvements will significantly improve the facilities and energy efficiency of our housing stock, whilst the provision of 80 additional Council dwellings will help some of the many households who are on our waiting list. I am therefore delighted to recommend the proposed programme to Cabinet".

The programme is to be funded through a combination of Council borrowing, capital receipts, energy company obligation monies and revenue contributions to capital outlay. There are no implications for Council taxpayers as all the improvements would be financed through the Housing Revenue Account.

Courtesy of Kirsteen Miles - Cannock Chase Council Communications Officer

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