Issue details

KD 5275 - Signing up to the Collaboration Agreement for the BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) Whole House Retrofit (WHR) funded Energiesprong project.

There is central government funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) that is available to Enfield council by signing up to the Collaboration Agreement (‘the Agreement’) . At a meeting on 15th December 2020, BEIS (through their consultants Engiesprong and Turner and Townsend), required Enfield Council together with 7 other local authorities to sign up to the Collaboration Agreement by the 8th January 2021. After we informed BEIS (through their consultants) that there was not sufficient time for Enfield to conclude its governance procedures to approve entering into the Agreement, they have asked that we look to:
  provide an ‘agreement in principle’ by 8th January 2021; and
• achieve actual sign off by 14th January 2021.
We request that a key decision is implemented and authorised as there is a real risk that the council will lose out on the funding available and not be able to take part in the Innovation Partnership process for decarbonisation of Social Housing. This is a very important project that will help support the council’s green commitment. 36 council homes that have been identified by Enfield Council to be put forward for retrofitting.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Edmonton Green; Haselbury; Upper Edmonton;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/12/2020

Decision due: Not before 18th Jan 2021 by Sarah Cary (Executive Director Place)

Department: Place

Contact: Amanda Grosse, Asset Manager, Council Housing Email: Tel: 0208 148 4374.

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