The Yorkshire Post (p8) reports that the demolition of nine inner-city tower blocks may leave Sheffield council wit...
The Yorkshire Post (p8) reports that the demolition of nine inner-city tower blocks may leave Sheffield council with an annual bill of£40,000 to pay for the heating of buildings which no longer exist.
Under a longstanding contract with a heating company the council is obliged to buy a fixed amount of power each year from a pipe network which serves an area of the city.
Until now the council has had no difficulty in finding homes to heat but new regeneration scheme has meant the demolition of more than 1,000 flats leaving the authority with nowhere to put the heat.
Housing committee deputy chairman Alf Meade told the paper the demolition programme has forced the council to seek alternative destinations for the power which it is contracted to buy.