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Broxbourne Borough Council

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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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SectionBroxbourne Borough CouncilAverage district council
Total score32%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
6/21
9.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
5/18
8.1/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
6/7
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
1/5
0.5/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
0/5
1.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
1/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

321.9 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

3.3 tCO2

per person

6.3 ktCO2

per km2

39%

Domestic

35%

Transport

13%

Industry

11%

Commercial

2%

Public Sector

1%

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 Broxbourne Borough 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
Adur District Council88%Yes2030July 18, 2019
London Borough of Havering88%YesNo targetNo
Castle Point Borough Council86%NoNo targetNo
Dartford Borough Council85%NoNo targetOct. 7, 2019
Crawley Borough Council85%Yes2040July 17, 2019
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council83%No2030Dec. 4, 2019
Arun District Council83%No2030Jan. 15, 2020
Spelthorne Borough Council83%No2050Oct. 14, 2020
London Borough of Hillingdon83%Yes2030Jan. 16, 2020
Tamworth Borough Council82%No2050Oct. 19, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Broxbourne Borough 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
Arun District Council90%No2030Jan. 15, 2020
Great Yarmouth Borough Council90%NoNo targetNo
Central Bedfordshire Council90%No2030July 19, 2019
Adur District Council90%Yes2030July 18, 2019
London Borough of Bexley89%NoNo targetNo
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council89%No2030Dec. 4, 2019
Castle Point Borough Council88%NoNo targetNo
North Somerset Council88%Yes2030Feb. 19, 2019
Warrington Borough Council87%Yes2030June 7, 2019
Crawley Borough Council87%Yes2040July 17, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
London Borough of Enfield99%No2030July 8, 2019
London Borough of Waltham Forest98%NoNo targetApril 25, 2019
East Hertfordshire District Council98%Yes2030No
London Borough of Haringey98%Yes2027March 18, 2019
Welwyn Hatfield Council98%Yes2030June 19, 2019
Harlow Council98%Yes2030July 11, 2019
London Borough of Hackney98%Yes2040June 28, 2019
London Borough of Islington97%Yes2030June 27, 2019
London Borough of Redbridge97%Yes2050June 20, 2019
London Borough of Barnet97%NoNo targetMay 24, 2022

These councils are the most similar to Broxbourne Borough 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
London Borough of Hillingdon93%Yes2030Jan. 16, 2020
Cannock Chase District Council90%No2030July 17, 2019
Dartford Borough Council87%NoNo targetOct. 7, 2019
Thurrock Council87%No2022Oct. 23, 2019
Arun District Council86%No2030Jan. 15, 2020
London Borough of Havering85%YesNo targetNo
Mendip District Council84%Yes2030Feb. 25, 2019
Adur District Council84%Yes2030July 18, 2019
South Somerset District Council84%Yes2023May 21, 2019
Shropshire Council - Unitary84%No2030May 16, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Broxbourne Borough 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
Castle Point Borough Council99%NoNo targetNo
Wirral Council99%No2030July 15, 2019
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council99%Yes2030Aug. 29, 2019
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council99%Yes2040Jan. 29, 2020
Sunderland City Council99%Yes2030March 27, 2019
Basildon Borough Council98%Yes2030No
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council98%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Torbay Council98%Yes2030June 19, 2019
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council98%No2025Sept. 11, 2019
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council98%No2030Dec. 4, 2019

Features

This council’s climate plan has been tagged with the following features:

Powers & Responsibilities

Broxbourne Borough 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

    broxbourne.gov.uk
    Broxbourne Borough Council’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check Broxbourne Borough 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 Broxbourne Borough Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Broxbourne Borough Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/broxbourne-borough-council/ [Accessed 28 Nov 2022].

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