Alex Easton MLA has today blasted the Housing Executive for canceling a cavity Wall Insulation scheme for Loughview and Redburn in Hollywood which was meant to happen this year.
Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:
“It very disappointing at a time when energy costs are soaring and not enough help is being given that a major cavity wall insulation scheme which was meant to happen in 2023 has now been moved back a year, yet other areas across Northern Ireland have been allowed to go ahead by the Housing Executive. My constituency of North Down and especially Loughview and Redburn in Holywood should not be left behind at the expense of other areas of Northern Ireland. I am today calling on the Housing Executive to restore Loughview and Redburn onto the Cavity Wall Insulation scheme for this year and to in future not leave my constituency out of schemes that are essential for their health and wellbeing.”
Alex Easton MLA
|Mr Alex Easton
(IND – North Down)
|To ask the Minister for Communities which housing estates are to have cavity wall insulation schemes over the next two financial years.
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The Housing Executive has set out its proposals for addressing cavity wall insulation issues in an Action Plan due for publication in February. The Housing Executive are not yet in a position to implement a stock wide remediation programme, however propose to implement a small annual programme aimed at addressing instances where cavity wall insulation is potentially having a detrimental impact on the properties.
For 2022/2023 they have prepared an indicative gross programme of 630 dwellings in the following areas, subject to available funding:
Helens Bay and Crawfordsburn
Redburn and Loughview, Holywood
Windsor Avenue, Limavady
The Housing Executive has recently commenced a Programme Planning exercise which will determine works to be undertaken in the 2023/2024 financial year.