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Castle Point Borough Council

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Climate emergency declaration

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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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Castle Point Borough 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.

SectionCastle Point Borough 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

268.5 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

3.0 tCO2

per person

4.2 ktCO2

per km2

49%

Domestic

36%

Transport

7%

Industry

5%

Commercial

3%

Public Sector

0%

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 Castle Point 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
London Borough of Havering88%YesNo targetNo
Spelthorne Borough Council87%No2050Oct. 14, 2020
Broxbourne Borough Council86%NoNo targetNo
Adur District Council85%Yes2030July 18, 2019
London Borough of Bromley84%Yes2027No
Hertfordshire County Council83%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Dacorum Council83%Yes2050July 17, 2019
London Borough of Bexley82%NoNo targetNo
Hertsmere Borough Council82%Yes2050Sept. 18, 2019
Arun District Council82%No2030Jan. 15, 2020

These councils are the most similar to Castle Point 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
Rochford District Council94%Yes2030No
Bury Metropolitan Borough Council91%Yes2038July 10, 2019
Arun District Council91%No2030Jan. 15, 2020
Blaby District Council91%Yes2030No
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council90%No2038March 28, 2019
St Albans City and District Council89%No2030July 9, 2019
Woking Borough Council88%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Great Yarmouth Borough Council88%NoNo targetNo
Warrington Borough Council87%Yes2030June 7, 2019
Central Bedfordshire Council87%No2030March 5, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Medway Council99%Yes2050April 25, 2019
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council98%No2030July 18, 2019
Basildon Borough Council98%Yes2030No
Essex County Council97%Yes2030No
Rochford District Council97%Yes2030No
Thurrock Council97%No2022Oct. 23, 2019
Chelmsford City Council97%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Gravesham Borough Council97%No2030June 26, 2019
Maldon District Council97%No2030Feb. 4, 2021
Swale Borough Council96%Yes2025June 26, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Castle Point 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
Rushmoor Borough Council95%Yes2030June 20, 2019
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Borough Council94%Yes2030July 16, 2019
London Borough of Havering92%YesNo targetNo
Exeter City Council91%Yes2030July 23, 2019
Spelthorne Borough Council89%No2050Oct. 14, 2020
Adur District Council89%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Gedling Borough Council88%Yes2030Nov. 20, 2019
Broxtowe Borough Council88%Yes2027July 17, 2019
Hertsmere Borough Council88%Yes2050Sept. 18, 2019
Colchester Borough Council87%Yes2030July 17, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Castle Point 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
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council100%Yes2030Aug. 29, 2019
Wirral Council99%No2030July 15, 2019
Broxbourne Borough Council99%NoNo targetNo
Sunderland City Council99%Yes2030March 27, 2019
Torbay Council99%Yes2030June 19, 2019
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council99%No2038Feb. 24, 2020
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority99%Yes2040April 28, 2019
Spelthorne Borough Council99%No2050Oct. 14, 2020
Greater Manchester Combined Authority98%No2038July 26, 2019
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council98%Yes2038Nov. 28, 2018

Powers & Responsibilities

Castle Point 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

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

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Castle Point Borough Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/castle-point-borough-council/ [Accessed 26 Sep 2022].

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