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Leeds homes set to receive insulation funding

A number of households in Otley are set to benefit from a government scheme to reduce energy bills.

Homes in the Leeds-based town will be granted a total of £4.9 million, on a street-by-street basis, so they can pay for things such as solid wall insulation, the Telegraph and Argus reports.

Greg Mulholland, Leeds North West MP, said: "Properties across Leeds ... are leaking hundreds of pounds every year through draughty windows and insufficient insulation.

"By installing energy saving improvements we can help thousands … save energy and lower their bills."

He added that he was delighted residents of Leeds would be the recipients of this money, while the project will kick-start in Westons.

The investment is part of the government's Green Deal Communities Scheme, which has been rolled-out in other areas of the country too.

Last month, it was announced that homes in Cambridgeshire, Ashfield, Suffolk and Peterborough would also benefit from this initiative.

Posted by Simon Webster