Back to all councils

Wyre Forest District Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on May 22, 2019.

Climate pledges

We couldn’t find any climate pledges from this council. If you’ve found one, let us know!

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.

Show the full Scorecard Read more about the scoring process

SectionWyre Forest District CouncilAverage district council
Total score18%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
3/21
9.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
0/18
8.1/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
3/7
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

393.3 ktCO2

Total 2019 emissions

3.9 tCO2

per person

2.0 ktCO2

per km2

9%

Commercial

37%

Domestic

15%

Industry

3%

Public Sector

35%

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 Wyre Forest 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
Lancashire County Council85%No2030Feb. 28, 2019
Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council83%No2030April 3, 2019
East Staffordshire Borough Council82%Yes2040Aug. 17, 2020
Nottinghamshire County Council81%No2030May 27, 2021
Kirklees Council81%No2038Jan. 16, 2019
Worcestershire County Council81%Yes2030July 15, 2021
Leicestershire County Council80%No2030May 15, 2019
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council80%Yes2030May 23, 2019
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council79%No2030Oct. 30, 2019
Cannock Chase District Council79%No2030July 17, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Wyre Forest 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
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council89%Yes2038Nov. 28, 2018
Tendring District Council89%Yes2030Aug. 6, 2019
Lancashire County Council87%No2030Feb. 28, 2019
Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council86%No2030April 3, 2019
Vale of Glamorgan Council85%Yes2030July 29, 2019
North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council85%Yes2050July 25, 2019
Arun District Council85%No2030Jan. 15, 2020
West Lothian Council85%NoNo targetSept. 24, 2019
Central Bedfordshire Council84%No2030March 5, 2019
Midlothian Council83%No2030Dec. 17, 2019

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

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Malvern Hills District Council96%Yes2030July 23, 2019
Bromsgrove District Council95%NoNo targetJuly 24, 2019
South Staffordshire Council95%YesNo targetSept. 10, 2019
Wychavon District Council94%Yes2050No
Staffordshire County Council91%Yes2050July 25, 2019
Worcestershire County Council89%Yes2030July 15, 2021
Shropshire Council - Unitary89%No2030May 16, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Wyre Forest 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
Telford & Wrekin Council99%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Bury Metropolitan Borough Council96%Yes2038July 10, 2019
Basildon Borough Council96%Yes2030No
Clackmannanshire Council94%NoNo targetNo
Swansea City Council92%No2030June 27, 2019
Gravesham Borough Council92%No2030June 26, 2019
Medway Council92%Yes2050April 25, 2019
Lancaster City Council92%Yes2030Jan. 30, 2019
Bridgend County Borough Council91%No2030No
Lancashire County Council91%No2030Feb. 28, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Wyre Forest 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
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council98%NoNo targetNo
Fylde Borough Council97%NoNo targetNo
Bridgend County Borough Council96%No2030No
Gedling Borough Council95%Yes2030Nov. 20, 2019
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council95%Yes2030May 23, 2019
North East Combined Authority95%NoNo targetNov. 5, 2019
Caerphilly County Borough Council95%Yes2030June 4, 2019
Blaby District Council95%Yes2030No
Kent County Council94%Yes2030May 23, 2019
Gravesham Borough Council94%No2030June 26, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

Wyre Forest 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

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

    What do you want from Climate Action Plans?

    Help us improve this page by answering our short survey about who uses this service, and what makes action plans useful to you.

    Open survey


    Don’t have time right now? Let us know your email address, and we’ll send you a link to the survey in a few days.

    Cite this page

    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Wyre Forest District Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/wyre-forest-district-council/ [Accessed 25 Jun 2022].

    Alpha

    This is a new service – your feedback will help us improve it.