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Bolsover District Council

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Climate documents

Last update: June 21, 2022

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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SectionBolsover District CouncilAverage district council
Total score33%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
7/21
9.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
2/18
8.1/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
3/7
3.8/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
4/9
4.7/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
1/5
2.6/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
3/4
1.9/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
1/5
0.5/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
2/5
1.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
1/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

371.0 ktCO2

Total 2019 emissions

4.6 tCO2

per person

2.3 ktCO2

per km2

9%

Commercial

42%

Domestic

17%

Industry

4%

Public Sector

28%

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 Bolsover 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
Copeland Borough Council67%Yes2050No
Denbighshire County Council65%No2030July 2, 2019
Durham County Council64%Yes2030Feb. 20, 2019
Scarborough Borough Council59%No2030Jan. 7, 2019
Nottinghamshire County Council58%No2030May 27, 2021
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council57%Yes2050No
North Lincolnshire Council56%Yes2030No
Mansfield District Council56%No2040March 5, 2019
Ards and North Down Borough Council56%NoNo targetFeb. 27, 2019
North East Combined Authority56%NoNo targetNov. 5, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Bolsover 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
Ards and North Down Borough Council86%NoNo targetFeb. 27, 2019
Mansfield District Council80%No2040March 5, 2019
East Dunbartonshire Council78%Yes2045No
Tandridge District Council77%Yes2030Feb. 13, 2020
Cheshire East Council (Unitary)76%Yes2025May 22, 2019
Elmbridge Borough Council75%No2030July 17, 2019
Mole Valley District Council74%No2030June 18, 2019
South Lanarkshire Council73%NoNo targetSept. 25, 2019
Harrogate Borough Council73%No2038April 10, 2019
Ashfield District Council73%NoNo targetNo

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

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Mansfield District Council98%No2040March 5, 2019
Chesterfield Borough Council98%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Ashfield District Council98%NoNo targetNo
North East Derbyshire District Council97%Yes2030July 8, 2019
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council96%No2030Oct. 30, 2019
Nottinghamshire County Council96%No2030May 27, 2021
Amber Valley Borough Council95%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Derbyshire County Council94%Yes2032No
Bassetlaw District Council94%NoNo targetNo

These councils are the most similar to Bolsover 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
Royal Borough of Greenwich95%Yes2030June 26, 2019
London Borough of Southwark94%No2050March 27, 2019
Fenland District Council94%NoNo targetNo
Portsmouth City Council93%No2030March 19, 2019
London Borough of Ealing91%Yes2030April 2, 2019
London Borough of Brent90%No2030July 8, 2019
Isle of Wight Council90%No2030July 24, 2019
London Borough of Lewisham89%Yes2030Feb. 27, 2019
London Borough of Islington89%Yes2030June 27, 2019
Denbighshire County Council87%No2030July 2, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Bolsover 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
Durham County Council91%Yes2030Feb. 20, 2019
Rushcliffe Borough Council85%Yes2030March 7, 2019
Newark and Sherwood District Council83%Yes2035July 16, 2019
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council83%No2037July 16, 2019
Huntingdonshire District Council81%No2040No
Clackmannanshire Council81%NoNo targetNo
Horsham District Council80%Yes2050June 26, 2019
Cambridgeshire County Council80%Yes2050May 14, 2019
Teignbridge District Council80%Yes2025April 18, 2019
South Staffordshire Council79%YesNo targetSept. 10, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

Bolsover 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

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

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Bolsover District Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/bolsover-district-council/ [Accessed 27 Jun 2022].

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