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North West Leicestershire District Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on June 25, 2019.

Council only pledge for 2030

“That this Council declares a climate emergency and will aim to achieve carbon neutrality from its own operations by 2030.”

Whole area pledge for 2050

“The climate emergency and the Council’s role in achieving Zero emissions by 2030 (Council’s direct emissions) and 2050 (whole district).”

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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SectionNorth West Leicestershire District Coun…Average district council
Total score43%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
7/21
9.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
10/18
8.1/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
3/7
3.8/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
4/9
4.7/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
4/5
2.6/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
1/4
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
1/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

886.1 ktCO2

Total 2019 emissions

8.6 tCO2

per person

3.2 ktCO2

per km2

7%

Commercial

19%

Domestic

38%

Industry

1%

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 North West Leicestershire 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
South Derbyshire District Council78%Yes2030June 27, 2019
Selby District Council74%Yes2030No
Newark and Sherwood District Council72%Yes2035July 16, 2019
South Kesteven District Council72%Yes2050Sept. 26, 2019
South Staffordshire Council71%YesNo targetSept. 10, 2019
Flintshire County Council71%NoNo targetNo
Lichfield District Council71%NoNo targetDec. 10, 2019
Huntingdonshire District Council69%No2040No
Derbyshire County Council69%Yes2032No
North Northamptonshire Council68%No2030July 28, 2021

These councils are the most similar to North West Leicestershire 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
Flintshire County Council81%NoNo targetNo
Mid Suffolk District Council80%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Newark and Sherwood District Council79%Yes2035July 16, 2019
Derbyshire Dales District Council79%Yes2030May 30, 2019
Selby District Council78%Yes2030No
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council77%NoNo targetOct. 7, 2019
Bassetlaw District Council76%NoNo targetNo
Monmouthshire County Council76%Yes2030May 16, 2019
West Devon Borough Council75%Yes2030May 21, 2019
South Kesteven District Council74%Yes2050Sept. 26, 2019

These councils grographically border or overlap with North West Leicestershire District Council. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council97%No2030July 16, 2019
South Derbyshire District Council97%Yes2030June 27, 2019
Erewash Borough Council96%No2050No
Charnwood Borough Council95%Yes2030No
North Warwickshire Borough Council94%No2030Oct. 22, 2019
Derbyshire County Council93%Yes2032No
Rushcliffe Borough Council93%Yes2030March 7, 2019
Lichfield District Council92%NoNo targetDec. 10, 2019

These councils are the most similar to North West Leicestershire 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
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council97%Yes2030July 9, 2019
New Forest District Council96%NoNo targetNov. 6, 2021
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council96%No2030July 16, 2019
Tewkesbury Borough Council96%Yes2030Oct. 1, 2019
Hertfordshire County Council95%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Stafford Borough Council95%No2040July 23, 2019
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council95%Yes2025July 18, 2019
Cambridgeshire County Council94%Yes2050May 14, 2019
Sevenoaks District Council94%Yes2030No
Cherwell District Council94%No2030July 22, 2019

These councils are the most similar to North West Leicestershire 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
South Derbyshire District Council96%Yes2030June 27, 2019
North Lincolnshire Council94%No2030No
Vale of White Horse District Council93%Yes2045Feb. 13, 2019
Broadland District Council93%No2050No
Cambridgeshire County Council93%Yes2050May 14, 2019
Teignbridge District Council91%Yes2025April 18, 2019
South Staffordshire Council90%YesNo targetSept. 10, 2019
Folkestone and Hythe District Council89%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Sevenoaks District Council89%Yes2030No
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority89%Yes2050No

Features

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

Powers & Responsibilities

North West Leicestershire 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

    nwleics.gov.uk
    North West Leicestershire District Council’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check North West Leicestershire 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 North West Leicestershire District Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: North West Leicestershire District Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/north-west-leicestershire-district-council/ [Accessed 22 May 2022].

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