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Huntingdonshire 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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Huntingdonshire 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.

SectionHuntingdonshire 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

1037.3 ktCO2e

2019 emissions

5.8 tCO2e

per capita

1.1 ktCO2e

per km2

Latest CO2 estimates from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. County and combined authority data combined from constituent authorities.

These councils are the most similar to Huntingdonshire 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
East Cambridgeshire District Council83%Yes2050Oct. 17, 2019
South Derbyshire District Council82%Yes2030June 27, 2019
Cambridgeshire County Council79%Yes2050May 14, 2019
North Kesteven District Council74%Yes2030July 11, 2019
Babergh District Council74%Yes2030July 23, 2019
South Norfolk District Council74%YesNo targetNo
Broadland District Council74%Yes2050No
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority73%Yes2050No
Horsham District Council73%Yes2050June 26, 2019
South Cambridgeshire District Council73%Yes2050Nov. 28, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Huntingdonshire 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
East Cambridgeshire District Council91%Yes2050Oct. 17, 2019
South Cambridgeshire District Council90%Yes2050Nov. 28, 2019
South Derbyshire District Council87%Yes2030June 27, 2019
Teignbridge District Council86%Yes2025April 18, 2019
Uttlesford District Council84%Yes2030July 30, 2019
Breckland District Council82%No2035Sept. 19, 2019
Vale of White Horse District Council80%Yes2045Feb. 13, 2019
Lichfield District Council80%NoNo targetDec. 10, 2019
Test Valley Borough Council80%Yes2050Sept. 4, 2019
South Norfolk District Council79%YesNo targetNo

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

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority96%Yes2050No
Peterborough City Council96%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Cambridgeshire County Council95%Yes2050May 14, 2019
Bedford Borough Council95%Yes2030March 5, 2019
Fenland District Council95%NoNo targetNo
South Cambridgeshire District Council94%Yes2050Nov. 28, 2019
North Northamptonshire Council94%YesNo targetNo
Central Bedfordshire Council93%Yes2030March 5, 2019
East Cambridgeshire District Council92%Yes2050Oct. 17, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Huntingdonshire 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
Wiltshire Council97%Yes2030Feb. 26, 2019
Selby District Council97%Yes2030No
New Forest District Council97%NoNo targetNov. 6, 2021
Cambridgeshire County Council96%Yes2050May 14, 2019
East Devon District Council96%Yes2040July 24, 2019
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council96%Yes2025July 18, 2019
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council96%Yes2030July 10, 2019
South Staffordshire Council95%YesNo targetSept. 10, 2019
South Norfolk District Council94%YesNo targetNo
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council94%Yes2030July 16, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Huntingdonshire 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
Newark and Sherwood District Council97%Yes2035July 16, 2019
Horsham District Council91%Yes2050June 26, 2019
Rushcliffe Borough Council91%Yes2030March 7, 2019
North Kesteven District Council89%Yes2030July 11, 2019
Copeland Borough Council84%Yes2050No
Cambridgeshire County Council83%Yes2050May 14, 2019
Clackmannanshire Council82%YesNo targetNo
Harborough District Council82%Yes2030June 24, 2019
Selby District Council81%Yes2030No
Durham County Council80%Yes2030Feb. 20, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

Huntingdonshire 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.

    Social housing

    Climate actions might include:

    • prioritising energy efficiency when building new council-operated social housing schemes – for example, through the Passivhaus standard
    • enabling housing associations to improve the energy efficiency of their housing stock, through loans from the local authority

    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

    huntingdonshire.gov.uk
    Huntingdonshire District Council’s official homepage.
    @huntsdc
    Huntingdonshire District Council’s Twitter account.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check Huntingdonshire 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 Huntingdonshire District Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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