An East Lancashire social housing provider is to insulate dozens of its properties across the region.

Liverpool-based Onward Homes is to do the work to make more than 120 houses in Hyndburn and Ribble Valley more eco-friendly.

The money will come from a Lancashire-wide grant of £1.5 million from the government's Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SDHF).

Onward will use the money to retrofit more than 120 of its homes in Huncoat, Oswaldtwistle, Church, Chipping and Rimington.

They have been identified as requiring improvements to enhance their overall energy efficiency.

The programme will install new insulation on the homes, and undertake a new window and doors programme alongside this work.

This programme of work is due to start in early Spring 2024.

Planning applications have been submitted to Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Councils for the improvements.

The plans read: "The proposed designs aim to improve the living environments for the residents and the energy efficiency of the existing social housing stock.

"This applications seek approval to install external wall insulation, windows and doors replacement and other works to improve the overall energy efficiency of the properties.

"The proposed refurbishment and energy efficiency works will help to improve the thermal performance of the building, enhancing the energy efficiency of existing social housing stock and creating an improved living environment for residents."

James Hill, director of property at Onward said:: “The funding secured through the SDHF will enable us to deliver a programme of work that will result in more comfortable, warmer, and sustainable homes for our customers.

"We are committed to providing sustainable homes for all our customers and this project in Hyndburn and Ribble Valley will allow us to build on the momentum of our existing retrofit programme.”