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Lichfield District Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on Dec. 10, 2019.

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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Lichfield 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.

SectionLichfield 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

486.3 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

4.6 tCO2

per person

1.5 ktCO2

per km2

47%

Transport

32%

Domestic

11%

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 Lichfield 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 Hampshire District Council84%No2050July 18, 2019
South Derbyshire District Council84%Yes2030June 27, 2019
West Northamptonshire Council84%NoNo targetNo
Warwickshire County Council83%Yes2030July 25, 2019
South Kesteven District Council83%Yes2050Sept. 26, 2019
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council82%Yes2025July 18, 2019
Stafford Borough Council82%No2040July 23, 2019
Cherwell District Council82%No2030July 22, 2019
Leicestershire County Council82%No2030May 15, 2019
Test Valley Borough Council82%Yes2050Sept. 4, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Lichfield 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
Vale of White Horse District Council93%Yes2045Feb. 13, 2019
East Hampshire District Council90%No2050July 18, 2019
Uttlesford District Council88%Yes2030July 30, 2019
Test Valley Borough Council87%Yes2050Sept. 4, 2019
East Cambridgeshire District Council87%Yes2050Oct. 17, 2019
Mid Suffolk District Council87%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Chelmsford City Council85%Yes2030July 16, 2019
South Norfolk District Council84%NoNo targetNo
South Derbyshire District Council84%Yes2030June 27, 2019
South Cambridgeshire District Council83%Yes2050Nov. 28, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Tamworth Borough Council97%No2050Oct. 19, 2019
Cannock Chase District Council97%No2030July 17, 2019
East Staffordshire Borough Council97%Yes2040Aug. 17, 2020
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council97%Yes2050Sept. 16, 2019
Birmingham City Council96%No2030June 11, 2019
Staffordshire County Council96%Yes2050July 25, 2019
North Warwickshire Borough Council96%No2030Oct. 22, 2019
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council95%No2030March 10, 2020
South Derbyshire District Council95%Yes2030June 27, 2019
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council95%Yes2030Oct. 8, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Lichfield 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
Test Valley Borough Council99%Yes2050Sept. 4, 2019
Sevenoaks District Council98%Yes2030No
Broadland District Council98%No2050No
Tewkesbury Borough Council98%Yes2030Oct. 1, 2019
South Gloucestershire Council98%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Charnwood Borough Council97%Yes2030No
South Lakeland District Council97%Yes2030Feb. 26, 2019
Leicestershire County Council97%No2030May 15, 2019
Chelmsford City Council97%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Craven District Council96%No2030Aug. 6, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Lichfield 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
Leicestershire County Council98%No2030May 15, 2019
Wrexham County Borough Council98%No2030Sept. 25, 2019
Wyre Council98%Yes2030July 11, 2019
North Ayrshire Council97%No2030June 25, 2019
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council97%No2030July 16, 2019
Conwy County Borough Council97%No2030May 9, 2019
Dover District Council97%Yes2030Nov. 4, 2019
Buckinghamshire Council96%No2050No
Isle of Wight Council96%No2030July 24, 2019
West Northamptonshire Council96%NoNo targetNo

Powers & Responsibilities

Lichfield 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

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

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Lichfield District Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/lichfield-district-council/ [Accessed 6 Oct 2022].

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