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Cannock Chase District Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on July 17, 2019.

Whole area pledge for 2030

“"That Cabinet notes that the target of Carbon Neutrality by 2030 relates to the whole District and not just the Council as an organisation."”

Climate documents

Last update: March 16, 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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Cannock Chase 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.

SectionCannock Chase 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

346.4 ktCO2

Total 2019 emissions

3.4 tCO2

per person

4.4 ktCO2

per km2

11%

Commercial

44%

Domestic

17%

Industry

2%

Public Sector

26%

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 Cannock Chase 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
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council86%No2030Dec. 4, 2019
Bury Metropolitan Borough Council83%Yes2038July 10, 2019
Tamworth Borough Council83%No2050Oct. 19, 2019
Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council82%No2030April 3, 2019
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council82%No2038March 28, 2019
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council81%NoNo targetJuly 6, 2020
Gedling Borough Council81%Yes2030Nov. 20, 2019
Arun District Council80%No2030Jan. 15, 2020
Wyre Forest District Council80%YesNo targetMay 22, 2019
Erewash Borough Council80%No2050No

These councils are the most similar to Cannock Chase 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
Oadby and Wigston Borough Council88%No2030No
Woking Borough Council86%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council86%Yes2038July 17, 2019
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council85%No2030Dec. 4, 2019
Arun District Council85%No2030Jan. 15, 2020
Castle Point Borough Council84%NoNo targetNo
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council84%No2038Feb. 24, 2020
Gedling Borough Council84%Yes2030Nov. 20, 2019
Rochford District Council84%Yes2030No
South Tyneside Council83%No2030July 18, 2019

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

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Staffordshire County Council99%Yes2050July 25, 2019
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council98%Yes2050Sept. 16, 2019
Lichfield District Council97%NoNo targetDec. 10, 2019
South Staffordshire Council96%YesNo targetSept. 10, 2019
Stafford Borough Council95%No2040July 23, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Cannock Chase 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
Dartford Borough Council96%NoNo targetOct. 7, 2019
London Borough of Camden95%Yes2030April 8, 2019
Arun District Council93%No2030Jan. 15, 2020
Ashford Borough Council91%Yes2030No
Gosport Borough Council90%Yes2050No
Westminster City Council90%Yes2030Sept. 18, 2019
Worthing Borough Council89%YesJuly 18, 2019
Falkirk Council89%Yes2030Aug. 26, 2019
Rossendale Borough Council89%No2030Sept. 25, 2019
Greater London Authority89%YesDec. 1, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Cannock Chase 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
Dartford Borough Council100%NoNo targetOct. 7, 2019
West Yorkshire Combined Authority99%No2038June 27, 2019
Kirklees Council99%No2038Jan. 16, 2019
St Albans City and District Council98%No2030July 9, 2019
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council98%Yes2030Oct. 8, 2019
Tees Valley Combined Authority98%NoNo targetNo
North East Lincolnshire Council98%Yes2050Sept. 19, 2019
Medway Council98%Yes2050April 25, 2019
Swindon Borough Council98%Yes2030No
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council98%No2030Oct. 30, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

Cannock Chase 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

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

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

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