40k funding announced for heating study

More than £40,000 of government funding has been awarded for a study into how renewable energy heating could benefit hundreds of properties in Sussex.

The plans could see heat supplied to properties in Shoreham, Hove and Portslade via a network of hot water pipes, Brighton and Hove Council said.

A "heat map" will be drawn up to identify demand and possible energy sources, the authority added.

A council spokesman said it could result in lower heating bills.

The funding was secured by Brighton and Hove and Adur councils, and the Shoreham Harbour Regeneration Partnership.

Pete West, chairman of Brighton and Hove's environment, transport and sustainability committee, said: "This money will enable us to look at the nuts and bolts of how to provide a heating network to communities.

"It is really exciting as the potential for district heating systems are that people have access to much lower heating bills together with a reduction in carbon emissions."

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