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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 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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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

742.9 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

7.1 tCO2

per person

2.7 ktCO2

per km2

35%

Industry

33%

Transport

20%

Domestic

6%

Commercial

4%

Public Sector

1%

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 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
Cambridgeshire County Council80%Yes2050May 14, 2019
South Derbyshire District Council78%Yes2030June 27, 2019
Lichfield District Council77%NoNo targetDec. 10, 2019
South Staffordshire Council77%YesNo targetSept. 10, 2019
Huntingdonshire District Council76%No2040No
Cherwell District Council73%No2030July 22, 2019
North Northamptonshire Council73%No2030July 28, 2021
South Kesteven District Council73%Yes2050Sept. 26, 2019
Wychavon District Council73%Yes2050No
Chichester District Council72%Yes2025July 9, 2019

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
Cambridgeshire County Council71%Yes2050May 14, 2019
Mid Suffolk District Council71%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Rutland County Council71%No2050No
Cherwell District Council70%No2030July 22, 2019
Vale of White Horse District Council69%Yes2045Feb. 13, 2019
Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council69%Yes2030May 23, 2019
Bassetlaw District Council68%NoNo targetNo
Stirling Council68%YesNo targetOct. 3, 2019
Lichfield District Council67%NoNo targetDec. 10, 2019
Chichester District Council67%Yes2025July 9, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council98%No2030July 16, 2019
South Derbyshire District Council97%Yes2030June 27, 2019
Derby City Council97%No2050May 23, 2019
Erewash Borough Council97%No2050No
Charnwood Borough Council96%Yes2030No
Blaby District Council96%Yes2030No
Broxtowe Borough Council95%Yes2027July 17, 2019
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council95%No2030Dec. 4, 2019
Amber Valley Borough Council95%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Tamworth Borough Council95%No2050Oct. 19, 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
Stafford Borough Council98%No2040July 23, 2019
South Kesteven District Council98%Yes2050Sept. 26, 2019
Tewkesbury Borough Council97%Yes2030Oct. 1, 2019
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council97%Yes2030July 9, 2019
Charnwood Borough Council96%Yes2030No
Lichfield District Council96%NoNo targetDec. 10, 2019
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council96%Yes2025July 18, 2019
Cambridgeshire County Council96%Yes2050May 14, 2019
Selby District Council96%Yes2030No
Cherwell District Council96%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 Council97%Yes2030June 27, 2019
North Lincolnshire Council97%Yes2030No
Northumberland Council96%Yes2030June 11, 2019
Vale of White Horse District Council95%Yes2045Feb. 13, 2019
Cambridgeshire County Council95%Yes2050May 14, 2019
Broadland District Council95%No2050No
Teignbridge District Council94%Yes2025April 18, 2019
East Riding of Yorkshire Council94%No2050Feb. 24, 2021
South Staffordshire Council92%YesNo targetSept. 10, 2019
Denbighshire County Council92%No2030July 2, 2019

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 6 Oct 2022].

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