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Tendring District Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on Aug. 6, 2019.

Council only pledge for 2030

“The motion committed the Council to preparing an action plan for consideration by councillors with the aim of making its activities net zero carbon by 2030.”

Climate documents

Last update: Sept. 27, 2021

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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SectionTendring District CouncilAverage district council
Total score16%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
7/21
9.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
0/18
8.1/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
1/7
3.8/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
3/9
4.7/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
1/5
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
1/5
1.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
0/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

573.8 ktCO2

Total 2019 emissions

3.9 tCO2

per person

1.6 ktCO2

per km2

9%

Commercial

37%

Domestic

11%

Industry

3%

Public Sector

41%

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 Tendring 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
Dover District Council82%Yes2030Nov. 4, 2019
Great Yarmouth Borough Council82%NoNo targetNo
Folkestone and Hythe District Council80%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Swale Borough Council77%Yes2025June 26, 2019
Gravesham Borough Council75%No2030June 26, 2019
Ashford Borough Council74%Yes2030No
East Suffolk Council74%No2030July 24, 2019
Norfolk County Council73%No2030No
Lancashire County Council72%No2030Feb. 28, 2019
Boston Borough Council71%NoNo targetJan. 20, 2020

These councils are the most similar to Tendring 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
Wyre Forest District Council89%YesNo targetMay 22, 2019
Arun District Council83%No2030Jan. 15, 2020
North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council83%Yes2050July 25, 2019
Midlothian Council82%No2030Dec. 17, 2019
Wychavon District Council81%Yes2050No
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council81%Yes2038Nov. 28, 2018
Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council81%No2030April 3, 2019
Renfrewshire Council81%No2030June 27, 2019
Dover District Council80%Yes2030Nov. 4, 2019
Lancashire County Council80%No2030Feb. 28, 2019

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

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Colchester Borough Council97%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Babergh District Council96%Yes2030July 23, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Tendring 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
Luton Borough Council96%Yes2040Jan. 13, 2020
Caerphilly County Borough Council95%Yes2030June 4, 2019
Ashfield District Council93%NoNo targetNo
London Borough of Haringey93%Yes2027March 18, 2019
Torbay Council93%Yes2030June 19, 2019
Southampton City Council93%Yes2030Sept. 18, 2019
London Borough of Tower Hamlets91%No2025July 17, 2019
Swale Borough Council91%Yes2025June 26, 2019
Leicester City Council91%Yes2030Feb. 1, 2019
Torfaen County Borough Council91%YesNo targetJune 25, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Tendring 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
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council96%Yes2030July 9, 2019
Folkestone and Hythe District Council95%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Tandridge District Council95%Yes2030Feb. 13, 2020
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority94%Yes2050No
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council94%No2030July 16, 2019
Central Bedfordshire Council92%No2030March 5, 2019
Isle of Wight Council92%No2030July 24, 2019
North Northamptonshire Council92%No2030July 28, 2021
Dover District Council91%Yes2030Nov. 4, 2019
Ards and North Down Borough Council91%NoNo targetFeb. 27, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

Tendring 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

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

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Tendring District Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/tendring-district-council/ [Accessed 27 Jun 2022].

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