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Ashfield District Council

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Climate emergency declaration

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Climate documents

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Climate Plan Scorecard

This council’s climate plans as of 20th September 2021 were assessed and scored by trained Climate Emergency UK volunteers, as part of the Council Climate Plan Scorecards project.

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Ashfield District Council scored zero points in this assessment. This is because the council either didn’t have any published plans at the time of the assessment, or the plans didn’t qualify.

SectionAshfield District CouncilAverage district council
Total score0%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
0/21
9.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
0/18
8.1/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
0/7
3.8/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
0/9
4.7/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
0/5
2.6/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
0/4
1.9/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
0/5
0.5/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
0/5
1.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
0/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

444.5 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

3.5 tCO2

per person

4.1 ktCO2

per km2

39%

Domestic

29%

Transport

19%

Industry

7%

Commercial

6%

Public Sector

0%

Agriculture

Data from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy “subset dataset”, representing carbon dioxide emissions within the scope of influence of local authorities.

These councils are the most similar to Ashfield District Council in terms of emissions profile, deprivation, rural/urban population density, and geographical nearness. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council87%No2030Dec. 4, 2019
Chesterfield Borough Council85%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Bury Metropolitan Borough Council82%Yes2038July 10, 2019
Telford & Wrekin Council82%Yes2030July 25, 2019
West Yorkshire Combined Authority81%No2038June 27, 2019
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council81%No2038Feb. 24, 2020
Sheffield City Council81%Yes2050Feb. 6, 2019
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council80%No2030Oct. 30, 2019
Greater Manchester Combined Authority80%No2038July 26, 2019
Sunderland City Council80%Yes2030March 27, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Ashfield District Council in terms of their emissions profile, based on the latest data from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
West Lothian Council92%NoNo targetSept. 24, 2019
Chorley Council90%No2030Nov. 19, 2019
Erewash Borough Council90%No2050No
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council90%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Swansea City Council89%No2030June 27, 2019
Sheffield City Council89%Yes2050Feb. 6, 2019
Charnwood Borough Council89%Yes2030No
Falkirk Council89%Yes2030Aug. 26, 2019
Leeds City Council89%No2030March 27, 2019
Ashford Borough Council89%Yes2030No
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Mansfield District Council98%No2040March 5, 2019
Broxtowe Borough Council98%Yes2027July 17, 2019
Bolsover District Council98%YesNo targetNo
Gedling Borough Council97%Yes2030Nov. 20, 2019
Nottingham City Council97%Yes2028Jan. 21, 2019
Erewash Borough Council97%No2050No
Amber Valley Borough Council96%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Chesterfield Borough Council96%Yes2030July 17, 2019
North East Derbyshire District Council96%Yes2030July 8, 2019
Nottinghamshire County Council96%No2030May 27, 2021

These councils are the most similar to Ashfield District Council in terms of the proportion of their population living in high deprivation, medium deprivation, and low deprivation neighbourhoods. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Caerphilly County Borough Council93%Yes2030June 4, 2019
Tendring District Council93%Yes2030Aug. 6, 2019
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council92%Yes2050No
Swale Borough Council91%Yes2025June 26, 2019
Torbay Council91%Yes2030June 19, 2019
Torfaen County Borough Council90%YesNo targetJune 25, 2019
Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council88%Yes2030May 23, 2019
Copeland Borough Council88%Yes2050No
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council88%Yes2030No
Folkestone and Hythe District Council87%Yes2030July 24, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Ashfield District Council in terms of the proportion of their population living in urban, rural, and highly rural neighbourhoods. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Runnymede Borough Council100%NoNo targetOct. 17, 2019
Erewash Borough Council99%No2050No
Bracknell Forest Council98%Yes2050No
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council98%No2038July 17, 2019
Broxtowe Borough Council98%Yes2027July 17, 2019
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council98%Yes2030No
South Ribble Borough Council98%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Elmbridge Borough Council97%No2030July 17, 2019
Adur District Council97%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Woking Borough Council97%Yes2030July 25, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

Ashfield District Council is a Non-Metropolitan District, with powers over:

Council buildings and staff

Climate actions might include:

  • making council offices more energy efficient
  • incentivising ‘Active Travel’ or public transport use among employees
  • providing carbon literacy training for employees
    Environmental health

    Climate actions might include:

    • reducing industrial emissions through air quality enforcement
    • bringing up insulation and energy efficiency standards through enforcement of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) and Decent Homes Standard 2000, for cold and damp conditions in private rental and social housing

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Planning and building control

    Climate actions might include:

    • imposing reasonable requirements that new developments comply with energy efficiency standards and get a proportion of their energy from local, renewable sources (Planning and Energy Act, 2008)
    • incorporating additional energy performance standards into their Local Plan, for new works that require planning permission
    • using Area Action Plans to guide development proposals towards lower carbon emissions or more cycling and walking routes, for example
    • enforcing legislation that requires private rental properties to be of Energy Efficiency Rating E or above (Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2015)
    • funding energy efficiency improvements on existing homes, through initiatives such as Green Homes Grants

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Housing

    Climate actions might include:

    • setting energy standards above building regulations (Planning and Energy Act, 2008)
    • enabling housing associations to improve the energy efficiency of their housing stock through loans
    • where councils operate their own social housing, prioritising energy efficiency – for example, by requiring Passivhaus standard for newly built schemes

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Spending, procuring, and investing

    Climate actions might include:

    • embedding carbon impact assessment as part of the council’s budgeting and financial accountability process
    • utilising Public Works Loan Board loans or the Business Rates Retention Scheme to invest in emissions-reducing capital projects that otherwise wouldn’t get funded
    • specifying low carbon equipment and practices when procuring for relevant services from suppliers
    • prioritising positive environmental impacts during procurement, through the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012
    Waste collection

    Climate actions might include:

    • establishing ‘Joint Waste Solutions’ with neighbouring councils, to get more value out of waste, recycling, and street cleaning contracts
    • running marketing campaigns to encourage residential recycling, reuse, and waste minimisation

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Read more about English local authority powers in the UK100 Power Shift report.

    More about this council

    ashfield.gov.uk
    Ashfield District Council’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check Ashfield District Council’s ‘carbon budget’ – their share towards meeting the UK’s Paris agreement targets.
    Friends of the Earth ‘Near You’ tool
    Discover climate groups in this area, data about Ashfield District Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Ashfield District Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/ashfield-district-council/ [Accessed 26 Sep 2022].

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