Fuel Poverty Strategy

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The fuel poverty strategy consultation is now closed

Thank you to everyone who took part. Your feedback will be considered by Cheshire West and Chester Council, to help shape the fuel poverty strategy.

We are preparing a report that summarises your feedback and the results from this consultation will be available in the new year, alongside an update on the outcome of any decisions taken and the next steps.


Consultation on the borough’s Fuel Poverty Strategy

Cheshire West and Chester Council is working closely with partners to support our residents with the current cost of living crisis.

In west Cheshire, it is estimated that over 18,000 households are currently experiencing fuel poverty. This is expected to increase given the cost of living crisis and effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, combined with the war in Ukraine which is increasing the cost of fuel and financial uncertainty.

The Council is developing a strategy and action plan, outlining key areas of work which will help to tackle fuel poverty levels across the borough. This will focus on five areas of action.

  • Reducing debt and maximising household income
  • Improving residents’ health and wellbeing by tackling cold-related illnesses
  • Improving the energy efficiency of homes
  • Increasing renewable and low carbon technology in domestic properties
  • Encouraging behaviour change to reduce energy use

View the plan

View the draft Fuel Poverty Strategy here.

View the consultation document here.

Share your views

We want to hear your views on the draft Fuel Poverty Strategy so that we can develop an inclusive and innovative strategy that will help residents across the borough. Share your ideas and views of the plans on our online survey. Click on 'complete the survey', below, to take part.

This consultation will be open until 23 November 2022.

Once this consultation has closed, we will collate and summarise all the responses and share them with the Council’s Cabinet in Spring 2023. Key findings from the consultation will be made available here in the Spring.

The fuel poverty strategy consultation is now closed

Thank you to everyone who took part. Your feedback will be considered by Cheshire West and Chester Council, to help shape the fuel poverty strategy.

We are preparing a report that summarises your feedback and the results from this consultation will be available in the new year, alongside an update on the outcome of any decisions taken and the next steps.


Consultation on the borough’s Fuel Poverty Strategy

Cheshire West and Chester Council is working closely with partners to support our residents with the current cost of living crisis.

In west Cheshire, it is estimated that over 18,000 households are currently experiencing fuel poverty. This is expected to increase given the cost of living crisis and effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, combined with the war in Ukraine which is increasing the cost of fuel and financial uncertainty.

The Council is developing a strategy and action plan, outlining key areas of work which will help to tackle fuel poverty levels across the borough. This will focus on five areas of action.

  • Reducing debt and maximising household income
  • Improving residents’ health and wellbeing by tackling cold-related illnesses
  • Improving the energy efficiency of homes
  • Increasing renewable and low carbon technology in domestic properties
  • Encouraging behaviour change to reduce energy use

View the plan

View the draft Fuel Poverty Strategy here.

View the consultation document here.

Share your views

We want to hear your views on the draft Fuel Poverty Strategy so that we can develop an inclusive and innovative strategy that will help residents across the borough. Share your ideas and views of the plans on our online survey. Click on 'complete the survey', below, to take part.

This consultation will be open until 23 November 2022.

Once this consultation has closed, we will collate and summarise all the responses and share them with the Council’s Cabinet in Spring 2023. Key findings from the consultation will be made available here in the Spring.

  • The fuel poverty strategy consultation is now closed Thank you to everyone who took part. Your feedback will be considered by Cheshire West and Chester Council, to help shape the fuel poverty strategy.

    Please complete this survey to share your views on the proposed action areas and priority issues behind the Fuel Poverty Strategy.

    The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

    The closing date for responses is Wednesday 23 November.

    Complete a survey
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