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South Holland District Council

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Climate emergency declaration

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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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South Holland District 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.

SectionSouth Holland District 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

476.4 ktCO2

Total 2019 emissions

5.0 tCO2

per person

0.6 ktCO2

per km2

9%

Commercial

29%

Domestic

21%

Industry

2%

Public Sector

39%

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 South Holland 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
Breckland District Council78%Yes2035Sept. 19, 2019
Norfolk County Council78%No2030No
Rother District Council77%No2030Sept. 16, 2019
Shropshire Council - Unitary75%No2030May 16, 2019
Forest of Dean District Council73%Yes2030Dec. 6, 2018
Lincolnshire County Council73%Yes2050No
Babergh District Council72%Yes2030July 23, 2019
Wychavon District Council72%Yes2050No
Boston Borough Council71%NoNo targetJan. 20, 2020
Herefordshire Council69%Yes2030March 8, 2019

These councils are the most similar to South Holland 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
North Devon Council89%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Lincolnshire County Council87%Yes2050No
Suffolk County Council86%Yes2030March 21, 2019
Mendip District Council85%Yes2030Feb. 25, 2019
East Suffolk Council85%No2030July 24, 2019
Norfolk County Council85%No2030No
Harborough District Council84%No2030June 24, 2019
North Northamptonshire Council84%No2030July 28, 2021
Melton Borough Council83%No2030July 17, 2019
Herefordshire Council83%Yes2030March 8, 2019

These councils grographically border or overlap with South Holland District Council. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Boston Borough Council97%NoNo targetJan. 20, 2020
Fenland District Council96%NoNo targetNo
Peterborough City Council96%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Lincolnshire County Council93%Yes2050No
South Kesteven District Council93%Yes2050Sept. 26, 2019
Cambridgeshire County Council92%Yes2050May 14, 2019
North Kesteven District Council92%Yes2030July 11, 2019
King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council92%Yes2050Feb. 4, 2020
Norfolk County Council85%No2030No

These councils are the most similar to South Holland 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
Forest of Dean District Council96%Yes2030Dec. 6, 2018
Somerset West and Taunton Council89%Yes2030Feb. 21, 2019
Herefordshire Council88%Yes2030March 8, 2019
Monmouthshire County Council87%Yes2030May 16, 2019
Mid Devon District Council85%Yes2030June 26, 2019
Crawley Borough Council84%Yes2040July 17, 2019
West Suffolk Council84%No2030Sept. 19, 2019
Boston Borough Council83%NoNo targetJan. 20, 2020
Shropshire Council - Unitary83%No2030May 16, 2019
Breckland District Council81%Yes2035Sept. 19, 2019

These councils are the most similar to South Holland 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
Cornwall Council (Unitary)94%Yes2030Jan. 22, 2019
East Devon District Council94%Yes2040July 24, 2019
South Norfolk District Council93%NoNo targetNo
Shropshire Council - Unitary93%No2030May 16, 2019
Wychavon District Council90%Yes2050No
East Lindsey District Council89%Yes2040No
Rutland County Council89%No2050No
East Ayrshire Council89%No2030No
North Devon Council88%Yes2030July 24, 2019
South Somerset District Council87%Yes2023May 21, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

South Holland 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

    sholland.gov.uk
    South Holland District Council’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check South Holland 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 South Holland District Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: South Holland District Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/south-holland-district-council/ [Accessed 23 May 2022].

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