Successful bid to build eco-homes in Hull

Loft insulation
Image caption The 57 new homes in east and west Hull will have loft insulation

Nearly 60 environmentally friendly homes are to be built in Hull, after a successful joint bid for a £3.3m government grant.

The city council said it had been awarded the money for 57 homes in east and west Hull.

The authority and a city housing association put in an application to the government's Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

The homes will have loft insulation and high-efficiency boilers.

They will also have double-glazed windows and doors.

The council said the features could result in annual heating bills being cut by 75%.

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