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Fenland District Council

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Climate emergency declaration

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Climate documents

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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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Fenland 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.

SectionFenland 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

552.5 ktCO2

Total 2019 emissions

5.4 tCO2

per person

1.0 ktCO2

per km2

7%

Commercial

26%

Domestic

33%

Industry

2%

Public Sector

32%

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 Fenland 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
Swale Borough Council70%Yes2025June 26, 2019
Boston Borough Council68%NoNo targetJan. 20, 2020
Wrexham County Borough Council65%No2030Sept. 25, 2019
Rossendale Borough Council64%No2030Sept. 25, 2019
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council63%Yes2040Sept. 18, 2019
Gravesham Borough Council63%No2030June 26, 2019
East Suffolk Council62%No2030July 24, 2019
Norfolk County Council61%No2030No
Suffolk County Council61%Yes2030March 21, 2019
North Lincolnshire Council61%Yes2030No

These councils are the most similar to Fenland 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
Mid Devon District Council81%Yes2030June 26, 2019
Herefordshire Council81%Yes2030March 8, 2019
Torridge District Council80%Yes2030July 1, 2019
South Staffordshire Council78%YesNo targetSept. 10, 2019
Selby District Council77%Yes2030No
North Lincolnshire Council76%Yes2030No
Mendip District Council76%Yes2030Feb. 25, 2019
Melton Borough Council76%No2030July 17, 2019
Forest of Dean District Council75%Yes2030Dec. 6, 2018
Sedgemoor District Council74%Yes2030March 20, 2019

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

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority97%Yes2050No
Cambridgeshire County Council96%Yes2050May 14, 2019
South Holland District Council96%NoNo targetNo
Peterborough City Council95%Yes2030July 24, 2019
East Cambridgeshire District Council95%Yes2050Oct. 17, 2019
Huntingdonshire District Council95%No2040No
King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council93%Yes2050Feb. 4, 2020
Lincolnshire County Council90%Yes2050No

These councils are the most similar to Fenland 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
Bolsover District Council94%YesNo targetNo
Denbighshire County Council92%No2030July 2, 2019
Cornwall Council (Unitary)91%Yes2030Jan. 22, 2019
London Borough of Southwark90%No2050March 27, 2019
Isle of Wight Council90%No2030July 24, 2019
Boston Borough Council89%NoNo targetJan. 20, 2020
Royal Borough of Greenwich89%Yes2030June 26, 2019
Isle of Anglesey County Council89%Yes2030Sept. 8, 2020
King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council89%Yes2050Feb. 4, 2020
Portsmouth City Council88%No2030March 19, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Fenland 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
Worcestershire County Council94%Yes2030July 15, 2021
South Lanarkshire Council94%NoNo targetSept. 25, 2019
Lewes District Council94%Yes2030July 15, 2019
Vale of Glamorgan Council94%Yes2030July 29, 2019
East Staffordshire Borough Council93%Yes2040Aug. 17, 2020
Midlothian Council93%No2030Dec. 17, 2019
Bath and North East Somerset Council93%Yes2030March 14, 2019
Bromsgrove District Council93%NoNo targetJuly 24, 2019
North Hertfordshire District Council92%Yes2030May 21, 2019
North East Derbyshire District Council92%Yes2030July 8, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

Fenland 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

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

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Fenland District Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/fenland-district-council/ [Accessed 25 Jun 2022].

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