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Hambleton District Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on Dec. 14, 2021.

Council only pledge for 2034

“Hambleton District Council’s Climate Change Strategy looks at how the authority can work towards achieving our target of net zero CO2 emissions by 2034.”

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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SectionHambleton District CouncilAverage district council
Total score22%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
4/21
9.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
3/18
8.1/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
3/7
3.8/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
3/9
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
0/5
0.5/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
1/5
1.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
1/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

576.4 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

6.3 tCO2

per person

0.4 ktCO2

per km2

40%

Transport

29%

Domestic

16%

Industry

7%

Agriculture

4%

Commercial

3%

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 Hambleton 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
Derbyshire Dales District Council84%Yes2030May 30, 2019
Cotswold District Council78%NoNo targetJuly 3, 2019
Craven District Council78%No2030Aug. 6, 2019
North Yorkshire County Council76%Yes2030No
Perth and Kinross Council76%No2045No
Stratford-on-Avon District Council75%Yes2030July 15, 2019
South Lakeland District Council75%Yes2030Feb. 26, 2019
West Lindsey District Council74%Yes2050No
Aberdeenshire Council74%No2045No
South Norfolk District Council72%NoNo targetNo

These councils are the most similar to Hambleton 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
Perth and Kinross Council80%No2045No
Chichester District Council79%Yes2025July 9, 2019
The Highland Council78%No2025May 9, 2019
Ryedale District Council77%No2050Oct. 10, 2019
Derbyshire Dales District Council76%Yes2030May 30, 2019
Cotswold District Council75%NoNo targetJuly 3, 2019
Aberdeenshire Council73%No2045No
North Yorkshire County Council71%Yes2030No
Craven District Council71%No2030Aug. 6, 2019
West Lindsey District Council69%Yes2050No
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
North Yorkshire County Council96%Yes2030No
Middlesbrough Borough Council95%No2029Sept. 4, 2019
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council95%NoNo targetNo
Tees Valley Combined Authority94%NoNo targetNo
Harrogate Borough Council93%No2038April 10, 2019
Darlington Borough Council93%Yes2050July 18, 2019
Redcar and Cleveland Council92%Yes2030March 28, 2019
Hartlepool Borough Council92%NoNo targetNo
City of York Council92%No2030March 11, 2019
Ryedale District Council91%No2050Oct. 10, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Hambleton 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
Richmondshire District Council99%Yes2030July 23, 2019
Shetland Islands Council99%YesNo targetJan. 22, 2020
Stratford-on-Avon District Council98%Yes2030July 15, 2019
North Kesteven District Council98%Yes2030July 11, 2019
Ribble Valley Borough Council98%No2030No
Craven District Council98%No2030Aug. 6, 2019
North Hertfordshire District Council98%Yes2030May 21, 2019
Leicestershire County Council98%No2030May 15, 2019
Test Valley Borough Council97%Yes2050Sept. 4, 2019
Wealden District Council97%Yes2050July 24, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Hambleton 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
Argyll and Bute Council98%Yes2045No
Derbyshire Dales District Council97%Yes2030May 30, 2019
Pembrokeshire County Council95%Yes2030May 9, 2019
South Hams District Council95%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Isle of Anglesey County Council94%Yes2030Sept. 8, 2020
North Norfolk District Council94%Yes2030April 24, 2019
West Lindsey District Council93%Yes2050No
Richmondshire District Council91%Yes2030July 23, 2019
Cotswold District Council90%NoNo targetJuly 3, 2019
Gwynedd County Council90%No2030March 7, 2019

Features

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

Powers & Responsibilities

Hambleton 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

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

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Hambleton District Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/hambleton-district-council/ [Accessed 28 Nov 2022].

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