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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

515.1 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

5.0 tCO2

per person

0.9 ktCO2

per km2

32%

Industry

31%

Transport

28%

Domestic

5%

Commercial

2%

Agriculture

1%

Public Sector

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 Council79%Yes2025June 26, 2019
Rossendale Borough Council76%No2030Sept. 25, 2019
Thurrock Council75%No2022Oct. 23, 2019
Boston Borough Council75%NoNo targetJan. 20, 2020
Tendring District Council73%Yes2030Aug. 6, 2019
Amber Valley Borough Council73%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Derbyshire County Council72%Yes2032No
East Suffolk Council72%No2030July 24, 2019
North Lincolnshire Council72%Yes2030No
Gravesham Borough Council71%No2030June 26, 2019

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
North Lincolnshire Council84%Yes2030No
Hartlepool Borough Council83%NoNo targetNo
North East Lincolnshire Council82%Yes2050Sept. 19, 2019
Rossendale Borough Council80%No2030Sept. 25, 2019
Flintshire County Council79%NoNo targetNo
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council78%NoNo targetNo
Newport City Council77%Yes2030Nov. 23, 2021
Tees Valley Combined Authority76%NoNo targetNo
Derbyshire County Council76%Yes2032No
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council75%Yes2030Sept. 28, 2020
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Suffolk County Council97%Yes2030March 21, 2019
Cambridgeshire County Council97%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
Cambridge City Council94%Yes2030Feb. 21, 2019
South Cambridgeshire District Council94%Yes2050Nov. 28, 2019
King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council94%Yes2050Feb. 4, 2020
Boston Borough Council94%NoNo targetJan. 20, 2020

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 Council97%YesNo targetNo
Copeland Borough Council92%Yes2050No
Isle of Wight Council92%No2030July 24, 2019
Cornwall Council (Unitary)91%Yes2030Jan. 22, 2019
King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council90%Yes2050Feb. 4, 2020
Pembrokeshire County Council89%Yes2030May 9, 2019
Caerphilly County Borough Council88%Yes2030June 4, 2019
Isle of Anglesey County Council86%Yes2030Sept. 8, 2020
Folkestone and Hythe District Council86%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council86%Yes2030No

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
Vale of Glamorgan Council97%Yes2030July 29, 2019
Bath and North East Somerset Council97%Yes2030March 14, 2019
Lewes District Council96%Yes2030July 15, 2019
Bromsgrove District Council96%NoNo targetJuly 24, 2019
Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council95%No2030April 3, 2019
Guildford Borough Council95%Yes2030July 23, 2019
East Staffordshire Borough Council95%Yes2040Aug. 17, 2020
North East Derbyshire District Council95%Yes2030July 8, 2019
North Hertfordshire District Council95%Yes2030May 21, 2019
Swale Borough Council95%Yes2025June 26, 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 26 Sep 2022].

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