Council house EPC ratings & MEES

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Climate Emergency UK

Dear North Warwickshire Borough Council,

Please treat this as a Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations request.

I would like information about your council’s homes and MEES enforcements in relation to climate action for the Council Climate Action Scorecards. This information may be held by a housing department or similar.

In particular, please supply me with information relating to the following questions:

1. What is the energy efficiency of the council's homes (managed or owned by the council)? Please provide either a distribution table with the number of buildings for each EPC rating or the percentage of the council’s homes that have received an EPC rating of C or above.

2. What is the number of investigations, enforcement notices and enforcement actions that the council did, related to MEES (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards) in the 2021/22 financial year.

Where data is available separately for each statistic please provide separately. If only some information is available, please give me that information.

I would prefer to receive information in a machine readable format, such as CSV files for data, where possible.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Hannah Jewell, Climate Emergency UK

Angela Coates, North Warwickshire Borough Council

Hello

Thank you for your request.

I would like clarification please to enable us to respond.

Your first question is about Local Authority owned homes.

Can you clarify your second request please? Your second question is about MEES enforcements. I am not aware that MEES applies to Local Authority homes - it is concerned with domestic, private rented homes. In any event the Council cannot take enforcement action against itself.

I look forward to your response.

Kind Regards

Angela Coates

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Climate Emergency UK

Dear Angela Coates,

Thank you for your response. My second request is for any MEES enforcements that North Warwickshire Borough Council has undertaken and as such is about domestic private rented homes. I understand that the Council cannot enforce itself.

Yours sincerely,

Hannah Jewell, Climate Emergency UK