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Minister reveals Planned Heating Programme for Causeway Coast & Glens

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Communities Minister Paul Givan has outlined the Housing Executive’s planned heating schemes for the Causeway Coast & Glens area.

This was in response to a question from Maurice Bradley MLA who asked the Minister for Communities (i) whether the Northern Ireland Housing Executive is undertaking to have gas installed at remaining homes in the Causeway area; and (ii) to detail the time frame.

Minister Paul Givan responded : “The Housing Executive advises that it replaces heating systems when the appliance requires to be upgraded (in the case of room heater systems) or when it has reached the end of its life cycle. If gas infrastructure is in place, then gas is the preferred replacement option. It should be noted that some tenants refuse gas installations as tenant choice can be influenced by market fuel prices at the time of consultation.”

“The major towns in Causeway including Coleraine, Limavady and Ballymoney have gas networks. However, as a number of properties in the area are rural, gas heating is often not available. In these instances other heating options are offered including oil, electric and wood pellet boilers.”

The table below outlines the planned heating programme for the Causeway Area for 2016/17 and 2017/18. Programmed schemes can be delayed for a number of reasons.

heating-table

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