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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

528.1 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

3.6 tCO2

per person

1.4 ktCO2

per km2

40%

Domestic

38%

Transport

12%

Industry

6%

Commercial

2%

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 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
Great Yarmouth Borough Council85%NoNo targetNo
Dover District Council83%Yes2030Nov. 4, 2019
East Suffolk Council82%No2030July 24, 2019
Norfolk County Council82%No2030No
Swale Borough Council82%Yes2025June 26, 2019
Folkestone and Hythe District Council81%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Boston Borough Council78%NoNo targetJan. 20, 2020
Gravesham Borough Council78%No2030June 26, 2019
Suffolk County Council78%Yes2030March 21, 2019
East Sussex County Council78%Yes2050Oct. 15, 2019

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
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council93%No2030July 16, 2019
East Suffolk Council92%No2030July 24, 2019
Staffordshire County Council90%Yes2050July 25, 2019
Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council90%No2030April 3, 2019
Broadland District Council89%No2050No
Nottinghamshire County Council89%No2030May 27, 2021
Wyre Forest District Council89%YesNo targetMay 22, 2019
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council88%Yes2050No
Central Bedfordshire Council88%No2030July 19, 2019
Amber Valley Borough Council88%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Ipswich Borough Council98%Yes2030July 9, 2019
Colchester Borough Council97%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Babergh District Council97%Yes2030July 23, 2019
Maldon District Council96%No2030Feb. 4, 2021
Mid Suffolk District Council95%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Rochford District Council95%Yes2030No
East Suffolk Council94%No2030July 24, 2019
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council94%No2030July 18, 2019
Braintree District Council93%No2030July 22, 2019
Thanet District Council93%Yes2030July 11, 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
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council93%Yes2030No
Ashfield District Council93%NoNo targetNo
Caerphilly County Borough Council92%Yes2030June 4, 2019
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council91%Yes2050No
Copeland Borough Council91%Yes2050No
Swale Borough Council90%Yes2025June 26, 2019
East Lindsey District Council90%Yes2040No
Torfaen County Borough Council88%YesNo targetJune 25, 2019
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council87%NoNo targetSept. 28, 2022
Bolsover District Council87%YesNo targetNo

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 Council96%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Tandridge District Council96%Yes2030Feb. 13, 2020
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority95%Yes2050No
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council94%No2030July 16, 2019
Central Bedfordshire Council93%No2030July 19, 2019
Isle of Wight Council93%No2030July 24, 2019
North Northamptonshire Council93%No2030July 28, 2021
Ards and North Down Borough Council92%NoNo targetFeb. 27, 2019
Dover District Council92%Yes2030Nov. 4, 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 28 Nov 2022].

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