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Mansfield District Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on March 5, 2019.

Whole area pledge for 2040

“Make Mansfield carbon neutral by 2040”

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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Mansfield District Council was a top performer amongst district councils, in the Measuring and setting emissions targets section.

SectionMansfield District CouncilAverage district council
Total score42%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
9/21
9.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
3/18
8.1/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
2/7
3.8/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
6/9
4.7/9
Section 5 · Top performer Measuring and setting emissions targets
5/5
2.6/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
2/4
1.9/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
0/5
0.5/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
3/5
1.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
0/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

352.2 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

3.2 tCO2

per person

4.6 ktCO2

per km2

45%

Domestic

29%

Transport

13%

Industry

10%

Commercial

3%

Public Sector

0%

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 Mansfield 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
Kirklees Council89%No2038Jan. 16, 2019
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council87%Yes2030May 23, 2019
South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority86%No2040Nov. 7, 2019
West Yorkshire Combined Authority86%No2038June 27, 2019
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council84%No2040Sept. 19, 2019
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council84%No2030Oct. 30, 2019
Bradford Metropolitan District Council84%No2030Jan. 15, 2019
Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council82%Yes2038July 17, 2019
Chesterfield Borough Council82%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Wirral Council82%No2030July 15, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Mansfield 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
Wirral Council93%No2030July 15, 2019
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council92%Yes2038Nov. 28, 2018
Kirklees Council92%No2038Jan. 16, 2019
Gedling Borough Council90%Yes2030Nov. 20, 2019
Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council85%Yes2038July 17, 2019
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council84%Yes2030May 23, 2019
East Dunbartonshire Council84%Yes2045No
Woking Borough Council84%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Broxtowe Borough Council84%Yes2027July 17, 2019
Dover District Council83%Yes2030Nov. 4, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Bolsover District Council98%YesNo targetNo
Ashfield District Council98%NoNo targetNo
Nottinghamshire County Council98%No2030May 27, 2021
Gedling Borough Council97%Yes2030Nov. 20, 2019
Nottingham City Council96%Yes2028Jan. 21, 2019
Broxtowe Borough Council96%Yes2027July 17, 2019
Chesterfield Borough Council96%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Newark and Sherwood District Council96%Yes2035July 16, 2019
Bassetlaw District Council95%NoNo targetNo
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council95%No2030Oct. 30, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Mansfield 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
St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council97%Yes2040June 10, 2019
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council95%No2037July 16, 2019
West Yorkshire Combined Authority93%No2038June 27, 2019
Greater Manchester Combined Authority93%No2038July 26, 2019
Preston City Council93%No2030April 18, 2019
South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority92%No2040Nov. 7, 2019
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council92%No2030Oct. 30, 2019
Newport City Council91%Yes2030Nov. 23, 2021
Sunderland City Council91%Yes2030March 27, 2019
Redcar and Cleveland Council91%Yes2030March 28, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Mansfield 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
Thurrock Council96%No2022Oct. 23, 2019
Hertsmere Borough Council95%Yes2050Sept. 18, 2019
Surrey Heath Borough Council95%Yes2030Oct. 9, 2019
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council94%Yes2030May 23, 2019
City of York Council93%No2030March 11, 2019
Newport City Council93%Yes2030Nov. 23, 2021
Warrington Borough Council93%Yes2030June 7, 2019
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council92%Yes2030Sept. 28, 2020
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council92%Yes2030Oct. 8, 2019
Medway Council92%Yes2050April 25, 2019

Features

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

Powers & Responsibilities

Mansfield 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

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

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Mansfield District Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/mansfield-district-council/ [Accessed 26 Sep 2022].

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