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North East Lincolnshire Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

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

Council only pledge for 2050

“A climate emergency was declared in North East Lincolnshire in September 2019, when the Council confirmed its ambition to reduce its carbon emissions to zero by 2050. ”

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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North East Lincolnshire 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.

SectionNorth East Lincolnshire CouncilAverage 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

887.3 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

5.6 tCO2

per person

4.4 ktCO2

per km2

40%

Industry

26%

Transport

26%

Domestic

6%

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 North East Lincolnshire 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
Hartlepool Borough Council81%NoNo targetNo
Tees Valley Combined Authority81%NoNo targetNo
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council76%No2030Oct. 30, 2019
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council75%NoNo targetNo
Hyndburn Borough Council72%No2030Sept. 19, 2019
Darlington Borough Council72%Yes2050July 18, 2019
Newport City Council71%Yes2030Nov. 23, 2021
Lancashire County Council71%No2030Feb. 28, 2019
South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority71%No2040Nov. 7, 2019
Stoke-on-Trent City Council71%NoNo targetJuly 4, 2019

These councils are the most similar to North East Lincolnshire 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
Hartlepool Borough Council84%NoNo targetNo
Fenland District Council83%NoNo targetNo
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council81%NoNo targetNo
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council76%Yes2030Sept. 28, 2020
Tees Valley Combined Authority75%NoNo targetNo
North Lincolnshire Council74%Yes2030No
Selby District Council72%Yes2030No
Rossendale Borough Council72%No2030Sept. 25, 2019
Stoke-on-Trent City Council72%NoNo targetJuly 4, 2019
High Peak Borough Council71%Yes2030Oct. 15, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Kingston-upon-Hull City Council95%No2030March 21, 2019
East Lindsey District Council95%Yes2040No
West Lindsey District Council94%Yes2050No
North Lincolnshire Council93%Yes2030No
East Riding of Yorkshire Council92%No2050Feb. 24, 2021
City of Lincoln Council92%No2030July 23, 2019
North Kesteven District Council91%Yes2030July 11, 2019
Boston Borough Council90%NoNo targetJan. 20, 2020
Lincolnshire County Council90%Yes2050No
South Holland District Council88%NoNo targetNo

These councils are the most similar to North East Lincolnshire 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
Tees Valley Combined Authority96%NoNo targetNo
Leeds City Council91%No2030March 27, 2019
Sheffield City Council91%Yes2050Feb. 6, 2019
North Ayrshire Council90%No2030June 25, 2019
Newport City Council90%Yes2030Nov. 23, 2021
Inverclyde Council89%NoNo targetNo
Preston City Council89%No2030April 18, 2019
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council89%NoNo targetNo
Wirral Council89%No2030July 15, 2019
West Yorkshire Combined Authority88%No2038June 27, 2019

These councils are the most similar to North East Lincolnshire 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
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council98%No2030Oct. 30, 2019
Kirklees Council98%No2038Jan. 16, 2019
Torfaen County Borough Council98%YesNo targetJune 25, 2019
Newport City Council98%Yes2030Nov. 23, 2021
Tees Valley Combined Authority97%NoNo targetNo
Warrington Borough Council97%Yes2030June 7, 2019
Swindon Borough Council97%Yes2030No
East Renfrewshire Council97%No2040Aug. 13, 2020
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council97%Yes2030Oct. 8, 2019
St Albans City and District Council96%No2030July 9, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

North East Lincolnshire Council is a Unitary Authority, 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.

    Passenger transport

    Climate actions might include:

    • encouraging bus and private hire operators to use low-emission vehicles, through licensing requirements or Clean Air Zones
    • incentivising bus use by improving routes, timetables, and ticket prices through ‘Enhanced Partnerships’ with operators
    • proposing to central government the development of light rail / tram networks that integrate, rather than compete, with other modes of transport in the area

    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

    nelincs.gov.uk
    North East Lincolnshire Council’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check North East Lincolnshire 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 North East Lincolnshire Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: North East Lincolnshire Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/north-east-lincolnshire-council/ [Accessed 26 Sep 2022].

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