Consultation on the Scottish Borders Affordable Warmth and Home Energy Efficiency Strategy

Closed 21 May 2019

Opened 13 Mar 2019


Scottish Borders Council is committed to creating a region that is fair for everyone and where we all have an equal and positive chance to succeed. Tackling fuel poverty will be a key step towards achieving this. Our aim is to provide affordable warmth and healthy homes for everyone living in the Borders. A key commitment in our Community Plan is that “More people are able to afford to heat their homes”. The Local Housing Strategy (LHS) 2017-2022 is the Council’s key strategic document for planning and delivering initiatives to reduce fuel poverty and improve home energy efficiency. Priority 2 of the LHS is that “More people live in good quality, energy efficient homes”. To support Priority 2 of the LHS, we are finalising our Affordable Warmth and Energy Efficiency Strategy.

Why your views matter

We have developed a draft vision and priorities for the Affordable Warmth and Home Energy Efficiency Strategy with our partners. Before the strategy is finalised, we want to make sure that local people, communities and stakeholders have their say on whether these priorities will make a positive contribution to meeting the needs of people in the Borders. Throughout the consultation there are questions on each of the areas we are seeking views on, with an opportunity for people to contribute their response.

Affordable Warmth and Home Energy Efficiency Strategy - Consultative Draft



  • All Areas


  • Carers
  • Children and Young People
  • Civil and public servants
  • Councillors
  • Elected Members
  • Employees
  • Homeless people
  • Jobseekers
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender people (LGBT)
  • Low income households
  • Men
  • Minority Ethnic groups
  • Older people
  • Parents/carers
  • People with disabilities
  • People with long term conditions
  • Professionals
  • Residents
  • Road users
  • Students
  • Teaching/education staff
  • Visitors
  • Volunteers
  • Women
  • Amenity groups
  • Architects/designers
  • Built heritage groups
  • Businesses
  • Developers/investors
  • Development planning key agencies
  • Education institutions
  • External councils
  • Housing associations
  • Landowners
  • Licence holders
  • Planning consultants
  • Professional bodies
  • Scottish Government departments
  • Services/Utilities
  • Taxi Licence holders
  • Transport groups
  • Community councils
  • Community group
  • Sports group
  • Third Sector
  • Voluntary Sector
  • All staff


  • Children and Young People
  • Early Years
  • Education
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender people (LGBT)
  • Libraries
  • Older people
  • Natural heritage/open space
  • Development management statutory consultations
  • People with disabilities
  • People with long term conditions
  • Local Government
  • Community councils
  • Common Good
  • Digital skills
  • Community Safety