More than 8,500 homes in Scotland are have had an assessment for the Green Deal domestic heating programme.
In answer to a parliamentary question in Holyrood by backbench SNP MSP Mary Fee, Fergus Ewing, the Scottish Energy minister, said that more than 1,200 of these had sought Green Deal finance, and he added:
“Another 400 have a Green Deal plan with a “pending” pending. This means they have agreed finance but are still in the cooling off period and may still choose not to go ahead with the Green Deal finance.”
A further 305 households engaging with Green Deal finance have a Green Deal plan with a “New” status. This means they have indicated they would like to install measures using Green Deal finance but have not yet agreed a finance package.
Some 388 households who chose to engage with Green Deal finance have since either decided not to proceed, or have not been approved for credit and have cancelled their Green Deal plan.