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Derbyshire Dales District Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on May 30, 2019.

Council only pledge for 2030

“Make Derbyshire Dales District Council carbon neutral by 2030/”

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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Derbyshire Dales District Council was a top performer amongst district councils, in the Measuring and setting emissions targets section.

SectionDerbyshire Dales District CouncilAverage district council
Total score51%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
13/21
9.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
9/18
8.1/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
4/7
3.8/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
4/9
4.7/9
Section 5 · Top performer Measuring and setting emissions targets
5/5
2.6/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
1/4
1.9/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
1/5
0.5/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
1/5
1.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
3/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

538.5 ktCO2

Total 2019 emissions

7.4 tCO2

per person

0.7 ktCO2

per km2

6%

Commercial

24%

Domestic

26%

Industry

2%

Public Sector

42%

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 Derbyshire Dales 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
Hambleton District Council85%No2034Dec. 14, 2021
North Yorkshire County Council76%Yes2030No
South Lakeland District Council75%Yes2030Feb. 26, 2019
Ribble Valley Borough Council73%No2030No
Stratford-on-Avon District Council73%Yes2030July 15, 2019
Selby District Council71%Yes2030No
West Lindsey District Council71%Yes2050No
North West Leicestershire District Council70%Yes2030June 25, 2019
Cotswold District Council69%NoNo targetJuly 3, 2019
Craven District Council69%No2030Aug. 6, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Derbyshire Dales 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
Hambleton District Council84%No2034Dec. 14, 2021
Newark and Sherwood District Council81%Yes2035July 16, 2019
North West Leicestershire District Council79%Yes2030June 25, 2019
Bassetlaw District Council77%NoNo targetNo
Powys County Council76%No2030July 30, 2020
Flintshire County Council75%NoNo targetNo
Monmouthshire County Council74%Yes2030May 16, 2019
South Lakeland District Council74%Yes2030Feb. 26, 2019
West Devon Borough Council73%Yes2030May 21, 2019
North Yorkshire County Council73%Yes2030No

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

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Derbyshire County Council97%Yes2032No
Amber Valley Borough Council95%Yes2030July 24, 2019
North East Derbyshire District Council95%Yes2030July 8, 2019
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council94%Yes2030July 10, 2019
East Staffordshire Borough Council94%Yes2040Aug. 17, 2020
High Peak Borough Council94%Yes2030Oct. 15, 2019
Sheffield City Council93%Yes2050Feb. 6, 2019
South Derbyshire District Council93%Yes2030June 27, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Derbyshire Dales 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
Ribble Valley Borough Council95%No2030No
North Kesteven District Council93%Yes2030July 11, 2019
Stratford-on-Avon District Council93%Yes2030July 15, 2019
Hambleton District Council92%No2034Dec. 14, 2021
North Yorkshire County Council91%Yes2030No
Harrogate Borough Council91%No2038April 10, 2019
South Lakeland District Council90%Yes2030Feb. 26, 2019
Wealden District Council89%Yes2050July 24, 2019
Test Valley Borough Council87%Yes2050Sept. 4, 2019
Cotswold District Council87%NoNo targetJuly 3, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Derbyshire Dales 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
Pembrokeshire County Council95%Yes2030May 9, 2019
West Lindsey District Council93%Yes2050No
Hambleton District Council93%No2034Dec. 14, 2021
South Hams District Council91%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Isle of Anglesey County Council90%Yes2030Sept. 8, 2020
Mid Devon District Council88%Yes2030June 26, 2019
North Norfolk District Council88%Yes2030April 24, 2019
Cotswold District Council87%NoNo targetJuly 3, 2019
Babergh District Council86%Yes2030July 23, 2019
Rutland County Council86%No2050No

Powers & Responsibilities

Derbyshire Dales 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

    derbyshiredales.gov.uk
    Derbyshire Dales District Council’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check Derbyshire Dales 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 Derbyshire Dales District Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Derbyshire Dales District Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/derbyshire-dales-district-council/ [Accessed 23 May 2022].

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