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Melton Borough Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on July 17, 2019.

Council only pledge for 2030

“To DECLARE a “Climate Emergency”, with an aim to make Melton Borough Council activities as far as practical carbon neutral by 2030 and further promote a cutting of emissions within the wider Borough of Melton.”

Climate documents

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

Melton 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.

SectionMelton 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

293.0 ktCO2e

2019 emissions

5.7 tCO2e

per capita

0.6 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 Melton 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
South Kesteven District Council78%Yes2050Sept. 26, 2019
Suffolk County Council76%Yes2030March 21, 2019
Cherwell District Council75%Yes2030July 22, 2019
Lincolnshire County Council75%Yes2050No
Derbyshire County Council73%Yes2032No
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council72%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Wychavon District Council72%Yes2050No
North Yorkshire County Council71%Yes2030No
Malvern Hills District Council71%Yes2030July 23, 2019
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council70%Yes2030July 10, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Melton 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
Rother District Council92%Yes2030Sept. 16, 2019
Herefordshire Council90%Yes2030March 8, 2019
Forest of Dean District Council87%Yes2030Dec. 6, 2018
Rossendale Borough Council87%Yes2030Sept. 25, 2019
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council87%Yes2040Sept. 18, 2019
Torridge District Council86%Yes2030July 1, 2019
South Holland District Council84%YesNo targetNo
Suffolk County Council84%Yes2030March 21, 2019
Derbyshire County Council84%Yes2032No
Lincolnshire County Council83%Yes2050No

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

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Rushcliffe Borough Council96%Yes2030March 7, 2019
Rutland County Council96%Yes2050No
Charnwood Borough Council95%Yes2030No
Harborough District Council95%Yes2030June 24, 2019
South Kesteven District Council94%Yes2050Sept. 26, 2019
Newark and Sherwood District Council94%Yes2035July 16, 2019
Lincolnshire County Council92%Yes2050No
Nottinghamshire County Council91%No2030May 27, 2021

These councils are the most similar to Melton 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
Mid Suffolk District Council97%Yes2030July 25, 2019
East Cambridgeshire District Council96%Yes2050Oct. 17, 2019
Selby District Council94%Yes2030No
Wiltshire Council93%Yes2030Feb. 26, 2019
East Devon District Council92%Yes2040July 24, 2019
South Norfolk District Council92%YesNo targetNo
South Kesteven District Council92%Yes2050Sept. 26, 2019
Huntingdonshire District Council91%NoNo targetNo
North Yorkshire County Council90%Yes2030No
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council90%Yes2030July 10, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Melton 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
Mendip District Council91%Yes2030Feb. 25, 2019
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council86%NoNo targetSept. 9, 2019
Carmarthenshire County Council85%Yes2030Feb. 20, 2019
Wiltshire Council82%Yes2030Feb. 26, 2019
Malvern Hills District Council80%Yes2030July 23, 2019
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council80%NoNo targetNo
Wealden District Council79%Yes2050July 24, 2019
Herefordshire Council78%Yes2030March 8, 2019
King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council78%Yes2050Feb. 4, 2020
Breckland District Council78%No2035Sept. 19, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

Melton 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

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

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