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Housing regeneration - partnerships, policies and plans

On this page you'll find details of partnerships, policies, plans which shape our approach to improving private sector housing in County Durham including housing availability and living standards.

Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) Report 2015

The Home Energy Conservation Act (1995) recognises the opportunity for local authorities, such as ourselves, to influence energy efficiency improvements in local housing.

Our Icon for pdf Home energy conservation act report (PDF, 1.1mb)  sets out the measures we consider are practical, cost-effective and most likely to result in improvements in energy efficiency and the reduction of carbon emissions in residential properties.

County Durham Home Energy and Fuel Poverty Partnership

Together with our partners we're working to reduce fuel poverty in the county. Alongside us, partnership members include representatives from the NHS, County Durham Housing Forum, National Energy Action and Association of North East Councils.

An Icon for pdf Affordable warmth strategy and action plan (PDF, 977.3kb)  has been put together by the partnership. The action plan details measures to alleviate fuel poverty, provide warmer homes, reduce domestic energy use, cold-related ill health and excess winter deaths.

Private sector housing renewal financial assistance policy

Our Icon for pdf Private sector housing financial assistance policy (PDF, 635.0kb)  sets out how we will support the county's vulnerable residents to improve, repair and adapt their properties.  The overall aim is to improve and maintain healthy living conditions.

The policy targets the elderly, disabled and low income households. It sets out the advice, practical support and financial assistance that is available together with eligibility criteria.

Contact us
Private Sector Housing Advice Line
03000 268 000
Our address is:
  • Customer Access Point
  • St John's Square
  • Sophia Street
  • Seaham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • SR7 7JE
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