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East Hampshire District Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on July 18, 2019.

Council only pledge for 2050

“To reduce carbon emissions in line with the Climate Change Act 2008 to be net-zero by 2050 for all Council services...This is a strategy for East Hampshire District Council (rather than the county of Hampshire.”

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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SectionEast Hampshire District CouncilAverage district council
Total score24%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
5/21
9.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
5/18
8.1/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
1/7
3.8/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
4/9
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
3/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

539.3 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

4.4 tCO2

per person

1.0 ktCO2

per km2

46%

Transport

36%

Domestic

9%

Industry

4%

Commercial

3%

Public Sector

2%

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 East Hampshire 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
Wealden District Council87%Yes2050July 24, 2019
Brentwood Borough Council86%NoNo targetNo
Lichfield District Council85%NoNo targetDec. 10, 2019
Test Valley Borough Council84%Yes2050Sept. 4, 2019
West Berkshire Council84%No2030July 2, 2019
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council83%Yes2025July 18, 2019
South Oxfordshire District Council83%Yes2025April 11, 2019
Vale of White Horse District Council83%Yes2045Feb. 13, 2019
New Forest District Council82%NoNo targetNov. 6, 2021
East Hertfordshire District Council82%Yes2030No

These councils are the most similar to East Hampshire 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
Lichfield District Council90%NoNo targetDec. 10, 2019
Wealden District Council87%Yes2050July 24, 2019
Brentwood Borough Council87%NoNo targetNo
Vale of White Horse District Council84%Yes2045Feb. 13, 2019
Chelmsford City Council83%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Malvern Hills District Council83%Yes2030July 23, 2019
Test Valley Borough Council83%Yes2050Sept. 4, 2019
Braintree District Council83%No2030July 22, 2019
East Cambridgeshire District Council83%Yes2050Oct. 17, 2019
Horsham District Council83%Yes2050June 26, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Hampshire County Council98%No2050June 17, 2019
Hart District Council97%Yes2040Sept. 1, 2019
Havant Borough Council97%Yes2050No
Chichester District Council96%Yes2025July 9, 2019
Winchester City Council96%Yes2024June 5, 2019
Rushmoor Borough Council96%Yes2030June 20, 2019
Portsmouth City Council96%No2030March 19, 2019
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council95%Yes2025July 18, 2019
Waverley Borough Council95%Yes2030Sept. 18, 2019
Gosport Borough Council95%Yes2050No

These councils are the most similar to East Hampshire 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
Winchester City Council99%Yes2024June 5, 2019
Harrogate Borough Council99%No2038April 10, 2019
Stroud District Council99%No2030Dec. 13, 2018
Mole Valley District Council99%No2030June 18, 2019
Guildford Borough Council98%Yes2030July 23, 2019
Cotswold District Council97%NoNo targetJuly 3, 2019
Rochford District Council97%Yes2030No
Buckinghamshire Council96%No2050No
Horsham District Council96%Yes2050June 26, 2019
Surrey County Council96%Yes2030July 9, 2019

These councils are the most similar to East Hampshire 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
West Berkshire Council98%No2030July 2, 2019
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council98%NoNo targetNo
Oxfordshire County Council97%No2030April 2, 2019
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council97%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Braintree District Council97%No2030July 22, 2019
West Suffolk Council96%No2030Sept. 19, 2019
Fife Council95%Yes2045Sept. 26, 2019
East Suffolk Council95%No2030July 24, 2019
Hart District Council95%Yes2040Sept. 1, 2019
Warwickshire County Council95%Yes2030July 25, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

East Hampshire 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

    easthants.gov.uk
    East Hampshire District Council’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check East Hampshire 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 East Hampshire District Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: East Hampshire District Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/east-hampshire-district-council/ [Accessed 26 Sep 2022].

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