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Hyndburn Borough Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on Sept. 19, 2019.

Whole area pledge for 2030

“Support and work with all other relevant agencies towards making the entire area zero carbon within the same timescale (2030).”

Council only pledge for 2030

“Declare a ‘Climate Emergency’ that requires urgent action. Make the Council’s activities net-zero carbon by 2030. Achieve 100% clean energy across the Council’s full range of functions by 2030. Ensure that all strategic decisions, budgets and approaches to planning decisions are in line with a shift to zero carbon by 2030.”

Climate documents

We couldn’t find any climate action plans for this council.

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.

Show the full Scorecard Read more about the scoring process

Hyndburn 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.

SectionHyndburn 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

320.6 ktCO2e

2019 emissions

4.0 tCO2e

per capita

4.4 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 Hyndburn 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
Pendle Borough Council87%Yes2030July 11, 2019
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council85%Yes2038July 17, 2019
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council84%No2030Aug. 29, 2019
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council84%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council83%Yes2025Sept. 11, 2019
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council83%Yes2038Feb. 24, 2020
Kirklees Council82%Yes2038Jan. 16, 2019
Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council82%Yes2038July 17, 2019
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council82%Yes2050Sept. 16, 2019
Bradford Metropolitan District Council81%Yes2030Jan. 15, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Hyndburn 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
Kirklees Council90%Yes2038Jan. 16, 2019
Gedling Borough Council88%Yes2030Nov. 20, 2019
Leicestershire County Council88%Yes2030May 15, 2019
Falkirk Council87%Yes2030Aug. 26, 2019
Stroud District Council86%Yes2030Dec. 13, 2018
Vale of Glamorgan Council85%Yes2030July 29, 2019
Fife Council85%Yes2045Sept. 26, 2019
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council85%Yes2038Jan. 30, 2019
Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council85%Yes2030April 3, 2019
Pendle Borough Council84%Yes2030July 11, 2019

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

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council98%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Rossendale Borough Council97%Yes2030Sept. 25, 2019
Ribble Valley Borough Council96%Yes2030No
Burnley Borough Council96%No2030July 10, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Hyndburn 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
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council98%Yes2025Sept. 11, 2019
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority97%Yes2040April 28, 2019
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council94%Yes2050Sept. 16, 2019
Bradford Metropolitan District Council94%Yes2030Jan. 15, 2019
Preston City Council94%No2030April 18, 2019
Wolverhampton City Council93%Yes2028July 17, 2019
Burnley Borough Council92%No2030July 10, 2019
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council92%Yes2038July 17, 2019
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council92%No2030Aug. 29, 2019
West Midlands Combined Authority91%Yes2041June 28, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Hyndburn 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
Eastleigh Borough Council99%Yes2025July 18, 2019
Torfaen County Borough Council99%NoNo targetJune 25, 2019
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council99%Yes2030Oct. 30, 2019
Dartford Borough Council98%NoNo targetOct. 7, 2019
Cannock Chase District Council98%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Kirklees Council98%Yes2038Jan. 16, 2019
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council98%Yes2030Oct. 8, 2019
North East Lincolnshire Council98%Yes2050Sept. 19, 2019
West Yorkshire Combined Authority98%Yes2038June 27, 2019
Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council97%Yes2030May 23, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

Hyndburn 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.

    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

    hyndburnbc.gov.uk
    Hyndburn Borough Council’s official homepage.
    @HyndburnCouncil
    Hyndburn Borough Council’s Twitter account.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check Hyndburn 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 Hyndburn Borough Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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