A consultation has been launched on plans which support the roll-out of district and communal heating services across Scotland to help alleviate fuel poverty. The Scottish Government wants views on proposed regulations which simplify how district and communal heating systems are installed in the common parts of tenements. The regulations make installation of heating infrastructure easier for the owner of a flat by creating a procedure which allows for any neighbours who wish to object an opportunity to outline their objections. In many cases this work is carried out as part of work to alleviate fuel poverty and install more efficient heating systems. This can be beneficial for both the environment and bill-payers. The proposed regulations are aimed at property owners installing district and communal heating services in their properties and some of the infrastructure (e.g. pipes) needs to run through the communal areas.
Scottish Energy News 25th Jan 2016 read more »