Extra cash investment for Honiton swimming pool 'could cut energy bills by thousands'

PUBLISHED: 17:00 21 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:50 24 November 2017

EDDC's cabinet is set to consider the extra cash allocation in its capital programme for the current year when it meets on Wednesday. Image: Thinkstock

EDDC's cabinet is set to consider the extra cash allocation in its capital programme for the current year when it meets on Wednesday. Image: Thinkstock

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East Devon District Counci's (EDDC) cabinet is set to consider the extra cash allocation in its capital programme for the current year when it meets on Wednesday (November 29).

Investing £262,000 in the swimming pools in Honiton, Sidmouth and Exmouth could cut energy bills by £60,000 a year, according to a report.

East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) cabinet is set to consider the extra cash allocation in its capital programme for the current year when it meets on Wednesday (November 29).

The annual energy savings of £60,000 would give a ‘payback period’ of just over four years.

The report says approval would cost the authority £29,000 over 10 years in annual payments, but it proposes that this is split equally with LED. It says: “Currently, the council supports the annual deficit of LED in relation to the running of leisure facilities in East Devon.

“In order to maintain this deficit funding around the current level of £893,720 per annum, due to cost pressures in running these services, initiatives need to be pursued to reduce costs.”

The cabinet report adds that it is anticipated that £75,000 would be required within the next five years to replace the air handling unit at Sidmouth Swimming Pool.

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