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Eastleigh Borough Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

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

Council only pledge for 2025

“Put in place measures to ensure the Council’s own operations and functions achieve carbon neutrality by 2025.”

Whole area pledge for 2030

“Establish a cross-party working group to develop a plan for how the Borough of Eastleigh could achieve carbon neutrality 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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SectionEastleigh Borough CouncilAverage district council
Total score47%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
5/7
3.8/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
8/9
4.7/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
2/5
2.6/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
3/4
1.9/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
0/5
0.5/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
2/5
1.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
3/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

392.8 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

2.9 tCO2

per person

4.6 ktCO2

per km2

42%

Domestic

28%

Transport

15%

Industry

10%

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 Eastleigh 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
Fareham Borough Council89%Yes2030Oct. 24, 2019
Woking Borough Council84%Yes2030July 25, 2019
South Gloucestershire Council84%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Bracknell Forest Council84%Yes2050No
Swindon Borough Council83%Yes2030No
Blaby District Council82%Yes2030No
London Borough of Bromley82%Yes2027No
Hertfordshire County Council82%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Epsom and Ewell Borough Council81%Yes2035July 23, 2019
Wokingham Borough Council81%Yes2030July 18, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Eastleigh 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
Fareham Borough Council94%Yes2030Oct. 24, 2019
London Borough of Havering94%YesNo targetNo
Havant Borough Council94%Yes2050No
Medway Council92%Yes2050April 25, 2019
Tamworth Borough Council91%No2050Oct. 19, 2019
Redditch Borough Council91%No2050Sept. 23, 2019
London Borough of Sutton91%No2045July 22, 2019
London Borough of Enfield90%No2030July 8, 2019
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Borough Council90%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council90%Yes2050Sept. 16, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Southampton City Council99%Yes2030Sept. 18, 2019
Fareham Borough Council98%Yes2030Oct. 24, 2019
Winchester City Council98%Yes2024June 5, 2019
Gosport Borough Council97%Yes2050No
Hampshire County Council96%No2050June 17, 2019
Isle of Wight Council96%No2030July 24, 2019
Test Valley Borough Council96%Yes2050Sept. 4, 2019
Portsmouth City Council96%No2030March 19, 2019
New Forest District Council96%NoNo targetNov. 6, 2021
Havant Borough Council95%Yes2050No

These councils are the most similar to Eastleigh 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
Woking Borough Council99%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council96%Yes2030No
Bracknell Forest Council95%Yes2050No
Blaby District Council93%Yes2030No
City of York Council93%No2030March 11, 2019
Surrey County Council92%Yes2030July 9, 2019
Three Rivers District Council92%No2030May 21, 2019
East Dunbartonshire Council92%Yes2045No
Runnymede Borough Council91%NoNo targetOct. 17, 2019
Brentwood Borough Council91%No2040No

These councils are the most similar to Eastleigh 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
Dartford Borough Council97%NoNo targetOct. 7, 2019
Medway Council96%Yes2050April 25, 2019
Cannock Chase District Council96%No2030July 17, 2019
Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council96%Yes2030May 23, 2019
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council96%Yes2030Oct. 8, 2019
Hyndburn Borough Council95%No2030Sept. 19, 2019
Warrington Borough Council95%Yes2030June 7, 2019
West Yorkshire Combined Authority95%No2038June 27, 2019
Kirklees Council94%No2038Jan. 16, 2019
Aberdeen City Council94%Yes2045No

Features

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

Powers & Responsibilities

Eastleigh 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

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

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

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