High Peak and Staffordshire Moorlands Action Plan

This output is a reflective piece from the five technical briefings on the Local Retrofit Action Planning Course from a representative from High Peak and Staffordshire Moorlands. This is a checklist that provides context and critical aspects to consider when delivering an action plan.

This case study is a part of the LGA's Regional Retrofit Action Planning programme

Context and Baselining

High Peak Housing (2022)

  • Total dwellings 43,183
  • Council Housing 3,889
  • Social Housing other 1,419
  • Valid Energy Performance Certificates 19,548 (45 per cent all housing)
  • Rated D-G 11,548
  • Potential C or above 11,083
  • Twenty-one per cent do not use mains gas heating.

Staffordshire Moorlands Housing (2021)

  • Total dwellings 45,068
  • Social Housing 3,834
  • Valid Energy Performance Certificates 19,904 (44 per cent housing stock)
  • Rated D-G 14,249
  • Potential C or above 13,637.

The full datasets can be found on Sustenic, a platform that breaks down the domestic energy efficiency, and in particular energy efficient retrofit of housing in High Peak and Staffs.

Map types to be considered and used

  • Tenure
  • Archetype
  • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
  • Grid connected
  • Conservation Area
  • Listed

Funding stream options:

  • Energy Company Obligation (ECO)4 – develops maximum take up through targeted proxies through flex. Ensure systems are in place to deal with enquires and signpost.
  • ECO plus – targets households within relevant council tax bands.
  • Warm Home Funding
  • Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) – target areas and resolves uncertainty of conservation areas.
  • Own scheme development
  • Social Housing – work with partners and own stock assets.

Self-Funding – Building a business case and assess gaps

  • Research options, include case studies and outline development requirements
  • Outline advice available
  • Holistic and rigorous procurement of supplier – ensuring the installer has a set level of skills + training is available and accessible for suppliers in the local area.
  • Establish project management procedures – Project Initiation Documents (PIDs), project boards, Senior Responsible Officers etc.
  • Outline the framework for extensive quality assurance.