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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

505.9 ktCO2

Total 2019 emissions

4.0 tCO2

per person

4.6 ktCO2

per km2

9%

Commercial

41%

Domestic

19%

Industry

4%

Public Sector

26%

Transport

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 Council84%No2030Dec. 4, 2019
Chesterfield Borough Council82%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Bury Metropolitan Borough Council81%Yes2038July 10, 2019
Kirklees Council80%No2038Jan. 16, 2019
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council80%No2038Jan. 30, 2019
Cannock Chase District Council78%No2030July 17, 2019
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council78%NoNo targetJuly 6, 2020
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council78%Yes2040Sept. 18, 2019
Erewash Borough Council77%No2050No
Pendle Borough Council76%Yes2030July 11, 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
South Lanarkshire Council93%NoNo targetSept. 25, 2019
Falkirk Council89%Yes2030Aug. 26, 2019
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council87%No2038Jan. 30, 2019
East Dunbartonshire Council86%Yes2045No
Erewash Borough Council86%No2050No
Kirklees Council84%No2038Jan. 16, 2019
Fife Council84%Yes2045Sept. 26, 2019
Pendle Borough Council82%Yes2030July 11, 2019
Bury Metropolitan Borough Council82%Yes2038July 10, 2019
Hertsmere Borough Council82%Yes2050Sept. 18, 2019

These councils grographically border or overlap with Ashfield District Council. Read more about how we calculate this.

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
Amber Valley Borough Council96%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Nottinghamshire County Council95%No2030May 27, 2021
Derbyshire County Council94%Yes2032No
Newark and Sherwood District Council94%Yes2035July 16, 2019

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
Torbay Council94%Yes2030June 19, 2019
Southampton City Council94%Yes2030Sept. 18, 2019
Tendring District Council93%Yes2030Aug. 6, 2019
Luton Borough Council93%Yes2040Jan. 13, 2020
Swale Borough Council92%Yes2025June 26, 2019
Coventry City Council92%NoNo targetJune 18, 2019
London Borough of Tower Hamlets91%No2025July 17, 2019
Portsmouth City Council90%No2030March 19, 2019
Royal Borough of Greenwich90%Yes2030June 26, 2019
Caerphilly County Borough Council89%Yes2030June 4, 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 Council100%No2050No
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council100%No2038July 17, 2019
Broxtowe Borough Council100%Yes2027July 17, 2019
Adur District Council100%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Woking Borough Council100%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Fareham Borough Council100%Yes2030Oct. 24, 2019
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council100%No2030Dec. 4, 2019
Basildon Borough Council100%Yes2030No
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council100%Yes2040Jan. 29, 2020

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 22 May 2022].

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