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Wyre Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on July 11, 2019.

Whole area pledge for 2030

“Make the Council’s activities net-zero carbon by 2030. Support and work with all other relevant agencies towards making the entire Wyre area zero carbon within the same timescale.”

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.

Show the full Scorecard Read more about the scoring process

SectionWyre CouncilAverage district council
Total score46%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
7/21
9.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
7/18
8.1/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
4/7
3.8/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
4/9
4.7/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
4/5
2.6/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
3/4
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
2/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

507.4 ktCO2e

2019 emissions

4.5 tCO2e

per capita

1.5 ktCO2e

per km2

Latest CO2 estimates from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. County and combined authority data combined from constituent authorities.

These councils are the most similar to Wyre 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
Derbyshire County Council79%Yes2032No
Nottinghamshire County Council78%No2030May 27, 2021
Amber Valley Borough Council77%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Cheshire West and Chester Council76%Yes2030May 21, 2019
East Staffordshire Borough Council76%Yes2040Aug. 17, 2020
Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council76%Yes2030April 3, 2019
Wyre Forest District Council76%YesNo targetMay 22, 2019
Leicestershire County Council75%Yes2030May 15, 2019
North East Derbyshire District Council75%Yes2030July 8, 2019
West Lothian Council75%YesNo targetSept. 24, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Wyre 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
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council85%Yes2030Sept. 28, 2020
North Lincolnshire Council84%Yes2030No
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council79%Yes2040Sept. 19, 2019
West Lothian Council78%YesNo targetSept. 24, 2019
Amber Valley Borough Council78%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Wychavon District Council78%Yes2050No
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council78%Yes2040Sept. 18, 2019
Herefordshire Council77%Yes2030March 8, 2019
Wyre Forest District Council77%YesNo targetMay 22, 2019
East Riding of Yorkshire Council77%Yes2050Feb. 24, 2021

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

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Fylde Borough Council97%NoNo targetNo
Preston City Council96%No2030April 18, 2019
Blackpool Borough Council96%Yes2030June 26, 2019
Lancaster City Council95%Yes2030Jan. 30, 2019
Ribble Valley Borough Council92%Yes2030No

These councils are the most similar to Wyre 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
Erewash Borough Council96%No2050No
North Northamptonshire Council96%YesNo targetNo
Nottinghamshire County Council96%No2030May 27, 2021
Fife Council95%Yes2045Sept. 26, 2019
West of England Combined Authority95%Yes2030July 1, 2019
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council94%Yes2038March 28, 2019
Worcestershire County Council94%Yes2050July 15, 2021
Bedford Borough Council93%Yes2030March 5, 2019
Suffolk County Council93%Yes2030March 21, 2019
Worcester City Council93%Yes2030July 16, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Wyre 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
Lichfield District Council98%NoNo targetDec. 10, 2019
Chorley Council97%Yes2030Nov. 19, 2019
Wrexham County Borough Council97%No2030Sept. 25, 2019
Epping Forest District Council96%Yes2030Sept. 19, 2019
Buckinghamshire Council96%Yes2050No
Maidstone Borough Council96%Yes2030April 10, 2019
Dover District Council96%Yes2030Nov. 4, 2019
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council95%Yes2030July 16, 2019
New Forest District Council95%NoNo targetNov. 6, 2021
West Northamptonshire Council95%YesNo targetNo

Powers & Responsibilities

Wyre 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.

    Social housing

    Climate actions might include:

    • prioritising energy efficiency when building new council-operated social housing schemes – for example, through the Passivhaus standard
    • enabling housing associations to improve the energy efficiency of their housing stock, through loans from the local authority

    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

    wyre.gov.uk
    Wyre Council’s official homepage.
    @wyrecouncil
    Wyre Council’s Twitter account.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check Wyre 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 Wyre Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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