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Oadby and Wigston Borough Council

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Climate emergency declaration

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Climate pledge for 2030

“We have a collective ambition of working towards being carbon neutral by 2030.”

Climate documents

Last update: June 21, 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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SectionOadby and Wigston Borough CouncilAverage district council
Total score31%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
5/21
9.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
4/18
8.1/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
4/7
3.8/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
4/9
4.7/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
1/5
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
2/5
1.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
0/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

165.3 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

2.9 tCO2

per person

7.0 ktCO2

per km2

49%

Domestic

25%

Transport

15%

Industry

6%

Commercial

5%

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 Oadby and Wigston 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
Woking Borough Council85%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Spelthorne Borough Council83%No2050Oct. 14, 2020
London Borough of Bromley83%Yes2027No
Erewash Borough Council83%No2050No
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council81%No2038March 28, 2019
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council80%Yes2038Nov. 28, 2018
London Borough of Havering80%YesNo targetNo
Castle Point Borough Council80%NoNo targetNo
Eastleigh Borough Council79%Yes2025July 18, 2019
Three Rivers District Council79%No2030May 21, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Oadby and Wigston 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
Woking Borough Council90%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council89%No2038Feb. 24, 2020
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council88%No2030July 18, 2019
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council86%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Cannock Chase District Council86%No2030July 17, 2019
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council85%No2038July 17, 2019
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council84%Yes2050Sept. 16, 2019
South Tyneside Council84%No2030July 18, 2019
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council84%NoNo targetJuly 6, 2020
Chorley Council83%No2030Nov. 19, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Leicester City Council99%Yes2030Feb. 1, 2019
Harborough District Council98%No2030June 24, 2019
Blaby District Council98%Yes2030No
Charnwood Borough Council97%Yes2030No
Lancashire County Council95%No2030Feb. 28, 2019
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council95%No2030July 16, 2019
Rugby Borough Council95%No2030July 18, 2019
Melton Borough Council95%No2030July 17, 2019
Rushcliffe Borough Council95%Yes2030March 7, 2019
North West Leicestershire District Council94%Yes2030June 25, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Oadby and Wigston 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
Cambridge City Council93%Yes2030Feb. 21, 2019
Broxtowe Borough Council88%Yes2027July 17, 2019
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council88%Yes2038Nov. 28, 2018
Runnymede Borough Council88%NoNo targetOct. 17, 2019
London Borough of Bromley87%Yes2027No
Hertfordshire County Council86%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Three Rivers District Council86%No2030May 21, 2019
South Ribble Borough Council86%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Aberdeen City Council86%Yes2045No
Rushmoor Borough Council85%Yes2030June 20, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Oadby and Wigston 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
South Tyneside Council100%No2030July 18, 2019
Rushmoor Borough Council100%Yes2030June 20, 2019
Eastbourne Borough Council100%Yes2030July 10, 2019
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council100%No2038March 28, 2019
London Borough of Havering100%YesNo targetNo
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Borough Council100%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Cheltenham Borough Council99%Yes2030Feb. 18, 2019
Tamworth Borough Council99%No2050Oct. 19, 2019
Crawley Borough Council99%Yes2040July 17, 2019
Belfast City Council99%YesNo targetOct. 1, 2019

Features

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

Powers & Responsibilities

Oadby and Wigston 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.

    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

    oadby-wigston.gov.uk
    Oadby and Wigston Borough Council’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check Oadby and Wigston 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 Oadby and Wigston Borough Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Oadby and Wigston Borough Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/oadby-and-wigston-borough-council/ [Accessed 6 Oct 2022].

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