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Fylde Borough Council

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Climate emergency declaration

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Climate pledges

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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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Fylde Borough 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.

SectionFylde Borough 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

375.6 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

4.6 tCO2

per person

2.1 ktCO2

per km2

35%

Domestic

32%

Transport

23%

Industry

5%

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 Fylde 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
Cheshire East Council (Unitary)84%Yes2025May 22, 2019
North East Derbyshire District Council82%Yes2030July 8, 2019
Chorley Council82%No2030Nov. 19, 2019
Derbyshire County Council81%Yes2032No
Amber Valley Borough Council80%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Staffordshire County Council80%Yes2050July 25, 2019
Cheshire West and Chester Council80%Yes2030May 21, 2019
Leicestershire County Council80%No2030May 15, 2019
Worcestershire County Council79%Yes2030July 15, 2021
Darlington Borough Council79%Yes2050July 18, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Fylde 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
Cheshire East Council (Unitary)85%Yes2025May 22, 2019
Surrey Heath Borough Council84%Yes2030Oct. 9, 2019
Durham County Council83%Yes2030Feb. 20, 2019
Darlington Borough Council83%Yes2050July 18, 2019
Mole Valley District Council82%No2030June 18, 2019
North East Combined Authority82%NoNo targetNov. 5, 2019
Bromsgrove District Council80%NoNo targetJuly 24, 2019
Surrey County Council80%Yes2030July 9, 2019
West Berkshire Council80%No2030July 2, 2019
Sevenoaks District Council80%Yes2030No
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Blackpool Borough Council98%Yes2030June 26, 2019
Wyre Council97%Yes2030July 11, 2019
West Lancashire Borough Council96%Yes2030July 17, 2019
South Ribble Borough Council96%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Preston City Council96%No2030April 18, 2019
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council95%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Chorley Council94%No2030Nov. 19, 2019
Lancaster City Council93%Yes2030Jan. 30, 2019
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority92%Yes2040April 28, 2019
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council92%Yes2040Jan. 29, 2020

These councils are the most similar to Fylde 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
Staffordshire County Council98%Yes2050July 25, 2019
Warwickshire County Council97%Yes2030July 25, 2019
High Peak Borough Council96%Yes2030Oct. 15, 2019
South Derbyshire District Council96%Yes2030June 27, 2019
Flintshire County Council95%NoNo targetNo
Essex County Council95%Yes2030No
Scottish Borders Council95%Yes2045Sept. 5, 2020
East Lothian Council95%No2045Aug. 27, 2019
North East Derbyshire District Council94%Yes2030July 8, 2019
West Sussex County Council94%Yes2030April 5, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Fylde 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
Wyre Forest District Council97%YesNo targetMay 22, 2019
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council96%NoNo targetSept. 28, 2022
Bridgend County Borough Council95%No2030July 22, 2022
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council95%Yes2030May 23, 2019
Inverclyde Council95%NoNo targetNo
Gedling Borough Council95%Yes2030Nov. 20, 2019
North of Tyne Combined Authority95%YesNo targetMay 7, 2019
City of York Council95%No2030March 11, 2019
Arun District Council95%No2030Jan. 15, 2020
North East Combined Authority94%NoNo targetNov. 5, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

Fylde 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

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

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

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