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Bassetlaw 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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Bassetlaw 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.

SectionBassetlaw 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

610.4 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

5.2 tCO2

per person

1.0 ktCO2

per km2

44%

Transport

28%

Domestic

21%

Industry

3%

Commercial

2%

Agriculture

1%

Public Sector

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 Bassetlaw 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
North Northamptonshire Council82%No2030July 28, 2021
South Derbyshire District Council81%Yes2030June 27, 2019
Newark and Sherwood District Council80%Yes2035July 16, 2019
Breckland District Council80%Yes2035Sept. 19, 2019
North Lincolnshire Council80%Yes2030No
Flintshire County Council79%NoNo targetNo
Lincolnshire County Council79%Yes2050No
Derbyshire County Council78%Yes2032No
Braintree District Council77%No2030July 22, 2019
Norfolk County Council77%No2030No

These councils are the most similar to Bassetlaw 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
Breckland District Council87%Yes2035Sept. 19, 2019
Newark and Sherwood District Council87%Yes2035July 16, 2019
Mid Suffolk District Council87%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Babergh District Council86%Yes2030July 23, 2019
South Derbyshire District Council85%Yes2030June 27, 2019
East Cambridgeshire District Council84%Yes2050Oct. 17, 2019
Teignbridge District Council82%Yes2025April 18, 2019
Flintshire County Council82%NoNo targetNo
North Northamptonshire Council81%No2030July 28, 2021
North Warwickshire Borough Council80%No2030Oct. 22, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Nottinghamshire County Council98%No2030May 27, 2021
Newark and Sherwood District Council96%Yes2035July 16, 2019
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council96%No2040Sept. 19, 2019
Mansfield District Council95%No2040March 5, 2019
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council94%No2030Oct. 30, 2019
Bolsover District Council94%YesNo targetNo
Gedling Borough Council94%Yes2030Nov. 20, 2019
Ashfield District Council93%NoNo targetNo
City of Lincoln Council93%No2030July 23, 2019
South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority93%No2040Nov. 7, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Bassetlaw 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
Northumberland Council99%Yes2030June 11, 2019
Lancaster City Council97%Yes2030Jan. 30, 2019
Wyre Forest District Council95%YesNo targetMay 22, 2019
Sedgemoor District Council95%Yes2030March 20, 2019
Bridgend County Borough Council94%No2030No
Telford & Wrekin Council94%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Carlisle City Council93%No2030March 5, 2019
Cumbria County Council93%Yes2050No
Dover District Council93%Yes2030Nov. 4, 2019
Newark and Sherwood District Council93%Yes2035July 16, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Bassetlaw 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
Sedgemoor District Council98%Yes2030March 20, 2019
Suffolk County Council97%Yes2030March 21, 2019
Monmouthshire County Council97%Yes2030May 16, 2019
Wealden District Council97%Yes2050July 24, 2019
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council96%NoNo targetNo
Dorset Council95%No2040May 16, 2019
West Suffolk Council94%No2030Sept. 19, 2019
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council94%NoNo targetNo
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council94%NoNo targetSept. 9, 2019
Lincolnshire County Council93%Yes2050No

Powers & Responsibilities

Bassetlaw 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

    bassetlaw.gov.uk
    Bassetlaw District Council’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check Bassetlaw 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 Bassetlaw District Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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

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