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London Borough of Havering

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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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London Borough of Havering 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.

SectionLondon Borough of HaveringAverage single tier council
Total score0%50%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
0/21
10.3/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
0/18
9.0/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
0/7
4.1/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
0/9
5.1/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
0/5
2.9/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
0/4
2.2/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
0/5
0.9/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
0/5
2.3/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
0/4
2.1/4

Emissions data

770.5 ktCO2

Total 2019 emissions

3.0 tCO2

per person

6.7 ktCO2

per km2

9%

Commercial

45%

Domestic

7%

Industry

3%

Public Sector

35%

Transport

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 London Borough of Havering 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
London Borough of Barnet93%NoNo targetNo
Spelthorne Borough Council92%No2050Oct. 14, 2020
London Borough of Bexley92%NoNo targetNo
Castle Point Borough Council91%NoNo targetNo
Rushmoor Borough Council91%Yes2030June 20, 2019
Watford Borough Council90%No2030July 9, 2019
London Borough of Harrow89%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Adur District Council89%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Worthing Borough Council88%YesJuly 18, 2019
Borough of Broxbourne88%NoNo targetNo

These councils are the most similar to London Borough of Havering 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
Havant Borough Council93%Yes2050No
Spelthorne Borough Council93%No2050Oct. 14, 2020
Eastleigh Borough Council91%Yes2025July 18, 2019
Rushmoor Borough Council91%Yes2030June 20, 2019
London Borough of Barnet90%NoNo targetNo
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Borough Council88%Yes2030July 16, 2019
London Borough of Bexley88%NoNo targetNo
Fareham Borough Council88%Yes2030Oct. 24, 2019
Maidstone Borough Council87%No2030April 10, 2019
Hastings Borough Council87%Yes2030Feb. 13, 2019

These councils grographically border or overlap with London Borough of Havering. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham99%No2030Jan. 30, 2020
Brentwood Borough Council98%NoNo targetNo
London Borough of Bexley98%NoNo targetNo
London Borough of Redbridge98%Yes2050June 20, 2019
Thurrock Council98%No2022Oct. 23, 2019
Epping Forest District Council98%Yes2030Sept. 19, 2019
Essex County Council97%No2030No
Greater London Authority95%YesDec. 1, 2019

These councils are the most similar to London Borough of Havering 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
Maidstone Borough Council94%No2030April 10, 2019
Essex County Council94%No2030No
Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council93%No2030April 3, 2019
Castle Point Borough Council93%NoNo targetNo
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Borough Council93%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Worthing Borough Council92%YesJuly 18, 2019
Colchester Borough Council92%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Amber Valley Borough Council92%Yes2030July 24, 2019
London Borough of Wandsworth92%Yes2050July 17, 2019
Lewes District Council91%Yes2030July 15, 2019

These councils are the most similar to London Borough of Havering 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
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council100%No2038March 28, 2019
Eastbourne Borough Council100%Yes2030July 10, 2019
South Tyneside Council100%No2030July 18, 2019
Oadby and Wigston Borough Council100%No2030No
Rushmoor Borough Council100%Yes2030June 20, 2019
Spelthorne Borough Council100%No2050Oct. 14, 2020
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Borough Council100%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council100%No2038Feb. 24, 2020
Cheltenham Borough Council100%Yes2030Feb. 18, 2019
Tamworth Borough Council100%No2050Oct. 19, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

London Borough of Havering is a London Borough, 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.

    Schools and libraries

    Climate actions might include:

    • reducing the carbon footprint of civic buildings through better insulation and renewable energy use
    • incentivising ‘Active Travel’ or public transport use among employees
    • providing carbon literacy training for employees
    • encouraging eco-clubs at schools
    • using school land to plant trees and hedgerows, or to grow food

    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
    Transport planning

    Climate actions might include:

    • incentivising ‘Active Travel’ like walking and cycling by creating or widening footways and cycleways
    • incentivising Electric Vehicle use by assigning street space to EV charging
    • disincentivising the use of fossil fuel cars through congestion charging,low-traffic neighbourhoods, or the reduction of parking space

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Waste collection and disposal

    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

    havering.gov.uk
    London Borough of Havering’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check London Borough of Havering’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 London Borough of Havering’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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    Cite this page

    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: London Borough of Havering. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/london-borough-of-havering/ [Accessed 22 May 2022].

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