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Bromsgrove District Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on July 24, 2019.

Climate pledges

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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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SectionBromsgrove District CouncilAverage district council
Total score10%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
2/21
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
3/9
4.7/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
1/5
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
1/5
1.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
0/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

410.2 ktCO2e

2019 emissions

4.1 tCO2e

per capita

1.9 ktCO2e

per km2

Latest CO2 estimates from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. County and combined authority data combined from constituent authorities.

These councils are the most similar to Bromsgrove 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
Warwick District Council87%Yes2030June 26, 2019
Warwickshire County Council86%Yes2030July 25, 2019
North Hertfordshire District Council85%Yes2030May 21, 2019
Cheshire East Council (Unitary)83%Yes2025May 22, 2019
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council83%Yes2025July 18, 2019
Hampshire County Council83%Yes2050June 17, 2019
Hertfordshire County Council83%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead83%Yes2050June 26, 2019
Stroud District Council82%Yes2030Dec. 13, 2018
Surrey County Council82%Yes2030July 9, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Bromsgrove 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
Mid Sussex District Council90%YesNo targetNo
East Hertfordshire District Council89%Yes2030No
Warwickshire County Council89%Yes2030July 25, 2019
St Albans City and District Council87%Yes2030July 9, 2019
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council87%Yes2025July 18, 2019
North Hertfordshire District Council86%Yes2030May 21, 2019
Horsham District Council86%Yes2050June 26, 2019
Lewes District Council85%Yes2030July 15, 2019
West Berkshire Council85%Yes2030July 2, 2019
Broadland District Council85%Yes2050No

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

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Redditch Borough Council98%No2050Sept. 23, 2019
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council97%NoNo targetJuly 6, 2020
Birmingham City Council96%Yes2030June 11, 2019
Wychavon District Council96%Yes2050No
Wyre Forest District Council95%YesNo targetMay 22, 2019
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council94%Yes2030Oct. 8, 2019
South Staffordshire Council94%YesNo targetSept. 10, 2019
Worcestershire County Council93%Yes2050July 15, 2021
Staffordshire County Council92%Yes2050July 25, 2019
Stratford-on-Avon District Council92%Yes2030July 15, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Bromsgrove 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
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council99%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Warwick District Council98%Yes2030June 26, 2019
Central Bedfordshire Council98%Yes2030March 5, 2019
North Hertfordshire District Council97%Yes2030May 21, 2019
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council97%Yes2030No
Surrey County Council97%Yes2030July 9, 2019
Woking Borough Council97%Yes2030July 25, 2019
South Gloucestershire Council96%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Buckinghamshire Council96%Yes2050No
Lichfield District Council96%NoNo targetDec. 10, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Bromsgrove 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
North East Derbyshire District Council98%Yes2030July 8, 2019
North Somerset Council98%Yes2030Feb. 19, 2019
Vale of Glamorgan Council98%Yes2030July 29, 2019
Bath and North East Somerset Council97%Yes2030March 14, 2019
North Hertfordshire District Council97%Yes2030May 21, 2019
Mid Sussex District Council96%YesNo targetNo
Cheshire East Council (Unitary)96%Yes2025May 22, 2019
Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council95%Yes2030April 3, 2019
North Lanarkshire Council95%Yes2030June 20, 2019
Guildford Borough Council95%Yes2030July 23, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

Bromsgrove 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.

    Social housing

    Climate actions might include:

    • prioritising energy efficiency when building new council-operated social housing schemes – for example, through the Passivhaus standard
    • enabling housing associations to improve the energy efficiency of their housing stock, through loans from the local authority

    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

    bromsgrove.gov.uk
    Bromsgrove District Council’s official homepage.
    @bromsgrovedc
    Bromsgrove District Council’s Twitter account.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check Bromsgrove 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 Bromsgrove District Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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