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Tandridge District Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on Feb. 13, 2020.

Council only pledge for 2030

“Establish its own Climate Change Action Plan, with targets to cut its environmental impact and steps to become carbon neutral by 2030.”

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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SectionTandridge District CouncilAverage district council
Total score45%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
4/21
9.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
17/18
8.1/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
5/7
3.8/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
2/9
4.7/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
2/5
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
3/5
1.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
1/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

318.6 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

3.6 tCO2

per person

1.3 ktCO2

per km2

47%

Domestic

35%

Transport

7%

Commercial

5%

Industry

4%

Public Sector

2%

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 Tandridge 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
Buckinghamshire Council91%No2050No
Sevenoaks District Council89%Yes2030No
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council89%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Surrey Heath Borough Council86%Yes2030Oct. 9, 2019
Mole Valley District Council85%No2030June 18, 2019
South Oxfordshire District Council84%Yes2025April 11, 2019
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council84%Yes2030July 9, 2019
Surrey County Council82%Yes2030July 9, 2019
Wealden District Council82%Yes2050July 24, 2019
Central Bedfordshire Council82%No2030March 5, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Tandridge 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
Buckinghamshire Council91%No2050No
Elmbridge Borough Council89%No2030July 17, 2019
Surrey Heath Borough Council89%Yes2030Oct. 9, 2019
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead89%No2050June 26, 2019
East Renfrewshire Council88%No2040Aug. 13, 2020
Sevenoaks District Council88%Yes2030No
Cheshire East Council (Unitary)87%Yes2025May 22, 2019
St Albans City and District Council86%No2030July 9, 2019
South Oxfordshire District Council86%Yes2025April 11, 2019
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council85%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
London Borough of Croydon98%YesNo targetJuly 15, 2019
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council98%Yes2030No
Crawley Borough Council98%Yes2040July 17, 2019
London Borough of Bromley98%Yes2027No
London Borough of Sutton97%No2045July 22, 2019
Sevenoaks District Council97%Yes2030No
Mid Sussex District Council97%YesNo targetNo
London Borough of Lewisham97%Yes2030Feb. 27, 2019
London Borough of Merton97%No2030July 10, 2019
London Borough of Lambeth97%Yes2030Jan. 23, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Tandridge 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
Brentwood Borough Council99%NoNo targetNo
Horsham District Council99%Yes2050June 26, 2019
Buckinghamshire Council99%No2050No
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council98%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Warwick District Council98%No2030June 26, 2019
Bromsgrove District Council97%NoNo targetJuly 24, 2019
Stratford-on-Avon District Council97%Yes2030July 15, 2019
North Kesteven District Council97%Yes2030July 11, 2019
Ribble Valley Borough Council97%No2030No
Blaby District Council97%Yes2030No

These councils are the most similar to Tandridge 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
North Northamptonshire Council97%No2030July 28, 2021
Isle of Wight Council97%No2030July 24, 2019
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council96%No2030July 16, 2019
Tendring District Council96%Yes2030Aug. 6, 2019
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council94%Yes2030July 9, 2019
Lichfield District Council94%NoNo targetDec. 10, 2019
Colchester Borough Council93%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Wrexham County Borough Council93%No2030Sept. 25, 2019
North Ayrshire Council92%No2030June 25, 2019
Dover District Council92%Yes2030Nov. 4, 2019

Features

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

Powers & Responsibilities

Tandridge 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

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

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Tandridge District Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/tandridge-district-council/ [Accessed 26 Sep 2022].

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