Renewable heating grant set to warm homes in Ryedale

Ryedale District Council leader, Coun Linda Cowling
Ryedale District Council leader, Coun Linda Cowling

Householders in Scarborough’s western rural outskirts are set to benefit from an energy boost to the sum of more than £270,000.

A total of £273,850 has been allocated from the Government’s Renewable Heat Premium Payment Communities Scheme to support renewable heating systems in 95 homes across Ryedale and the East Riding.

Cllr Linda Cowling, Leader of Ryedale District Council, said:” It is excellent news that Ryedale residents living in the 44 properties that qualify for this scheme will benefit from this partnership effort to help local people and the environment.”

The grant allocation comes following the success of applications made by Leeds-based Community Interest Company’s Community Energy Solutions in partnership with Ryedale District Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Gary Housden, head of housing for Ryedale District Council, said: “While they are proven to be extremely beneficial renewable heating systems can also be expensive to install. We are delighted that we have been able to help make these systems more accessible for a number of residents.”