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Stratford-on-Avon District Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on July 15, 2019.

Whole area pledge for 2030

“Therefore, the Council declares a ‘Climate Emergency’ as a pledge to take local action to contribute to national carbon neutral targets through the development of their own practices and policies with an aim to be carbon-neutral in Stratford District by 2030.”

Climate documents

Last update: March 16, 2022
Joint Sdc/wdc Climate Change Action Programme

Action Plan · PDF · Council Only

Stratford-on-Avon District Council Document

PDF · We no longer hold a copy of this document

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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SectionStratford-on-Avon District CouncilAverage district council
Total score33%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
12/21
9.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
6/18
8.1/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
3/7
3.8/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
1/9
4.7/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
3/5
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
1/5
1.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
2/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

702.5 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

5.3 tCO2

per person

0.7 ktCO2

per km2

36%

Transport

29%

Domestic

17%

Industry

10%

Commercial

4%

Agriculture

4%

Public Sector

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 Stratford-on-Avon 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
Uttlesford District Council83%Yes2030July 30, 2019
North Kesteven District Council82%Yes2030July 11, 2019
West Oxfordshire District Council81%Yes2030June 26, 2019
Winchester City Council81%Yes2024June 5, 2019
Cotswold District Council80%NoNo targetJuly 3, 2019
Harborough District Council79%No2030June 24, 2019
Horsham District Council79%Yes2050June 26, 2019
East Cambridgeshire District Council78%Yes2050Oct. 17, 2019
South Cambridgeshire District Council78%Yes2050Nov. 28, 2019
Cambridgeshire County Council77%Yes2050May 14, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Stratford-on-Avon 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
Test Valley Borough Council88%Yes2050Sept. 4, 2019
Conwy County Borough Council84%No2030May 9, 2019
Vale of White Horse District Council83%Yes2045Feb. 13, 2019
Cherwell District Council83%No2030July 22, 2019
Lichfield District Council83%NoNo targetDec. 10, 2019
Chichester District Council82%Yes2025July 9, 2019
Cambridgeshire County Council82%Yes2050May 14, 2019
Uttlesford District Council82%Yes2030July 30, 2019
Stafford Borough Council82%No2040July 23, 2019
East Lothian Council81%No2045Aug. 27, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Warwick District Council98%No2030June 26, 2019
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council95%Yes2030Oct. 8, 2019
Coventry City Council95%NoNo targetJune 18, 2019
Worcestershire County Council95%Yes2030July 15, 2021
Redditch Borough Council94%No2050Sept. 23, 2019
Rugby Borough Council94%No2030July 18, 2019
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council94%No2030Dec. 4, 2019
West Oxfordshire District Council94%Yes2030June 26, 2019
North Warwickshire Borough Council93%No2030Oct. 22, 2019
Oxfordshire County Council93%No2030April 2, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Stratford-on-Avon 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
North Kesteven District Council100%Yes2030July 11, 2019
Ribble Valley Borough Council100%No2030No
Richmondshire District Council99%Yes2030July 23, 2019
Hambleton District Council98%No2034Dec. 14, 2021
North Hertfordshire District Council97%Yes2030May 21, 2019
Tandridge District Council97%Yes2030Feb. 13, 2020
Warwick District Council97%No2030June 26, 2019
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council97%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Brentwood Borough Council97%No2040No
Derbyshire Dales District Council97%Yes2030May 30, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Stratford-on-Avon 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
Uttlesford District Council95%Yes2030July 30, 2019
Cotswold District Council94%NoNo targetJuly 3, 2019
Allerdale Borough Council94%Yes2030Sept. 25, 2019
Mid Devon District Council91%Yes2030June 26, 2019
Selby District Council91%Yes2030No
Gwynedd County Council90%No2030March 7, 2019
South Hams District Council89%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Isle of Anglesey County Council89%Yes2030Sept. 8, 2020
Harborough District Council89%No2030June 24, 2019
Maldon District Council89%No2030Feb. 4, 2021

Features

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

Powers & Responsibilities

Stratford-on-Avon 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

    stratford.gov.uk
    Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check Stratford-on-Avon 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 Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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    Cite this page

    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Stratford-on-Avon District Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/stratford-on-avon-district-council/ [Accessed 28 Nov 2022].

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