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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

320.7 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

3.9 tCO2

per person

2.0 ktCO2

per km2

37%

Domestic

28%

Transport

23%

Industry

7%

Commercial

3%

Public Sector

2%

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 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
Durham County Council82%Yes2030Feb. 20, 2019
Tendring District Council76%Yes2030Aug. 6, 2019
Copeland Borough Council76%Yes2050No
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council75%Yes2050No
Caerphilly County Borough Council75%Yes2030June 4, 2019
Great Yarmouth Borough Council73%NoNo targetNo
North Lincolnshire Council73%Yes2030No
Denbighshire County Council73%No2030July 2, 2019
North East Combined Authority72%NoNo targetNov. 5, 2019
Wyre Forest District Council72%YesNo targetMay 22, 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
Pendle Borough Council94%Yes2030July 11, 2019
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council93%No2038Jan. 30, 2019
Caerphilly County Borough Council90%Yes2030June 4, 2019
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council89%Yes2030No
Warrington Borough Council89%Yes2030June 7, 2019
North East Derbyshire District Council89%Yes2030July 8, 2019
Bridgend County Borough Council89%No2030July 22, 2022
Hyndburn Borough Council89%No2030Sept. 19, 2019
East Suffolk Council89%No2030July 24, 2019
Lancashire County Council89%No2030Feb. 28, 2019
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
Broxtowe Borough Council96%Yes2027July 17, 2019
Gedling Borough Council96%Yes2030Nov. 20, 2019
Amber Valley Borough Council95%Yes2030July 24, 2019
South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority95%No2040Nov. 7, 2019

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
Fenland District Council97%NoNo targetNo
Copeland Borough Council92%Yes2050No
Isle of Wight Council91%No2030July 24, 2019
Caerphilly County Borough Council89%Yes2030June 4, 2019
Cornwall Council (Unitary)89%Yes2030Jan. 22, 2019
King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council88%Yes2050Feb. 4, 2020
Pembrokeshire County Council87%Yes2030May 9, 2019
Tendring District Council87%Yes2030Aug. 6, 2019
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council87%Yes2030No
Folkestone and Hythe District Council87%Yes2030July 24, 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 Council93%Yes2030Feb. 20, 2019
Rushcliffe Borough Council88%Yes2030March 7, 2019
Newark and Sherwood District Council86%Yes2035July 16, 2019
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council85%No2037July 16, 2019
Huntingdonshire District Council85%No2040No
Clackmannanshire Council84%NoNo targetAug. 19, 2021
Horsham District Council83%Yes2050June 26, 2019
Teignbridge District Council83%Yes2025April 18, 2019
Cambridgeshire County Council83%Yes2050May 14, 2019
South Staffordshire Council82%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 28 Nov 2022].

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