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Leicester City Council

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… provided to staff and guide being applied. 3.05 Public Transport - Park and Ride 350 spaces. 2019/20 - Transport 2020/21: Scheme being designed as New Park and Ride site at Beaumont Leys. 30,000…

…. year. 1.10 Eco-Schools 50 Green Flag Schools by the end of 2020/21 - Sustainability 2020/21: 53 schools achieved or Expand the programme to deliver student-led actions to the academic year (31 August 2020). 2021/22 maintained Green Flag. reduce schools' environmental and carbon impact, and 70 Green Flag Schools…

…) through Government’s Green council housing. between 100-150 properties. Planned 2508 properties potentially eligible, implementation…

Bedford Borough Council

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… consumption Design Services Encourage drought resistant Review parks and open spaces Improve water efficiency in Business Development & planting to reduce the need for procedures to ensure practices parks and open spaces Environmental Efficiency Team watering are considering water…

… Greenspace Strategy and site parks and open spaces through biodiversity and continued management plans to improve regular updates of existing compliance with DEFRA 160 management plans and creation the management of the Council…

… to the Physical activity contributes Public Health people who are physically natural environment and to mental health and active. green spaces to get people wellbeing and helps improve outside and be physically environmental quality active…

Nottingham City Council

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…. 2025) Long term: Actions that have dependencies or require Section 4 – Ecology & Biodiversity substantial development to be implementable within the final three years of the plan (2026 – 2028) This section explains the importance of green and open spaces, and biodiversity…

…) interventions Central Government. Creating wildlife friendly green space wherever possible Research partnerships with both Nottingham universities and Monitoring and measuring energy usage and carbon wider national and international…

…. Improving a community’s green Fix, reuse and share goods space, for example, can only be sustainable if local citizens feel a Use a renewable energy tariff sense of ownership, empowerment and are able to realise its benefits long into the future. Buy more local…

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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… of Parks’ Groups and Ongoing Officer time Protection of green Head of 1.7 Undertake research in respect of accredited 31.03.21 Officer time To determine scope Climate local volunteers to develop projects that will Grant funding spaces for carbon Environmental carbon offsetting schemes to determine how…

… Within current for tree planting and Emergency Officer protect and enhance Knowsley’s parks and offsetting and climate Sustainability this can be used to contribute to the net zero resources carbon offsetting green spaces. resilience…

… carbon target. 1.2 Continuation of Ranger led events in parks Ongoing Officer time Reduce carbon Development 1.8 Investigate feasibility of planting hedgerows 31.03.21 Officer time Offset Carbon Development and green spaces including environmental Within current emissions from Manager in relevant…

Woking Borough Council

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… accessibility; space; security; water efficiency; energy; indoor environmental standards; materials; process and compliance. • Biodiversity and Green Infrastructure Strategy: The Council will be developing a Biodiversity and Green Infrastructure Strategy and Action Plan. This will set out how the Council will work with partners to ensure biodiversity protection and security while…

… also enhancing accessibility to our natural habitats and wildlife and promoting the benefits that enjoying our green spaces can bring including to our own health and well- being. A key component of the Strategy will include the Green Infrastructure Strategy. Green infrastructure is defined as a network of multi-functional green space, urban and rural, which is capable…

… businesses wish to locate to, where people want to visit and where people want to live. 1 Appendix 2, Sec on 2 6 Given the objectives of Woking 2050 and Woking’s reputation as a Borough with ‘green’ credentials, it is important that economic growth is sustainable and smart. The Economic Development…

Chelmsford City Council

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… Chelmsford and connecting people with the built and natural environment … providing attractive, high quality green spaces and public spaces that are clean, safe and easily accessible for all … managing in a sustainable way to help reduce energy consumption and waste and help preserve natural resources ‘Our Plan’ includes a specific action to develop a new environmental plan promoting a sustainable approach…

… of woodland and the proportion of tree cover in Chelmsford vii. Implementing measures to improve the ‘green infrastructure’ of Chelmsford, protecting and expanding natural habitats and increasing bio- diversity viii. Improving the environmental quality, attractiveness and recreational potential of public spaces, rivers…

… masterplans and planning applications for East Chelmsford which are expected to commence in 2021 c. Create a new natural open space and country park Policy framework within the Chelmsford Local Plan 2012-2036. Specific as part of the North East Chelmsford growth area…

London Borough of Merton

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Green spaces of borough emissions What you can do: Grow vegetation around your What you can do…

… will do: FR travel plans Avoid flying Maintain existing green spaces and plant more trees…

… share schemes What you can do: Consult on emission-based What the Council will do: Buy green and local products parking charges Encourage waste reduction…

Sedgemoor District Council

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… habitats, ensuring Direct Immediate While this action plan targets the climate Somerset County appropriate recognition in our local plan and policies action emergency and focuses on actions to reduce Council • Focusing on local wildlife sites, parks and green spaces, and the emissions of the district in order to Pollinator Action…

… culture in measures such as on-street gardens, widening footpaths, conducted in spring 2015 in Lea Bridge Road Sedgemoor pedestrianising centres, installing more cycle parking in Waltham Forest showed that businesses public spaces and high traffic areas…

… predominantly cause air pollution. between sites and green space to promote the use of public Improved public transport also increases transport for tourism and leisure activities…

Cambridge City Council

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… Since 2016 the Council has procured electricity (Scopes 2 +3) for the Council’s buildings on a green tariff 9 which comes from 100% renewable sources, 8…

… activities owned nerships, working with the Local Government or controlled by the Council that release Association), sources considered ‘out of scope’ emissions into the atmosphere. Included and not to be included in local authority green- in Scope 1 are the emissions from…

… the Figure 9 shows how the greening of the Council’s carbon emissions from our corporate electricity grid, along with electricity saving buildings and fleet vehicles rapidly over the measures the Council has installed, has rapidly next 5 years if we are to reach net zero carbon reduced the emissions from the Council’s use by 2030. We have…

Chelmsford City Council

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… the environmental quality, attractiveness and recreational potential of public spaces, rivers and waterways and associated green corridors in the City Centre and surrounding areas CaEE 9 Upgrading the Council’s vehicle fleet to embrace the latest low emission technology, including ultra-low emission electric powered…

… and landscapes, providing attractive, high quality, accessible green spaces and lowering energy consumption, reducing waste and preserving natural resources. 5.7. The ‘Love your Chelmsford’ programme provides inspiration, advice and ‘green living’ options to encourage people to choose to live and work in a more environmentally responsible and sustainable way…

… sustainable environment for the City of Chelmsford and surrounding areas  Developing a comprehensive, cohesive and prioritised environmental action plan for the Council that addresses the key elements of the Climate and Ecological Emergency Declaration  Promoting the ‘green and sustainable’ agenda in Chelmsford, sponsoring…

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

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… on the Urban Heat Island effect through appropriate design and construction, for example by increasing the amount of green spaces surrounding developments. Investigate techniques to reduce the Urban Heat island…

… the Councils flood areas, according to the SFRA. nce control can cope Consider incorporating the widespread with changing use of SUDS. weather patterns. The Council will Identify open spaces (that can be used Parks/Pla aim to identify for additional temporary flood water nning…

… drought-resistant landscaping Maintena parks and open schemes and ‘low water gardens’ in all nce spaces. its open spaces. The Council will aim to install rainwater harvesting in its gardens, parks and open spaces and use the captured…

London Borough of Newham

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…. An important feature of the 50 Steps to consumption of fresh, seasonal, and local produce, to help a Healthier strategy is our response to the climate emergency. reduce ‘food miles’ and food waste. This is deeply linked Through this strategy we aim to improve air quality, tackle fuel to the food security approach is supporting our residents poverty, encourage the use of green spaces to support…

…. 1 CONTENTS MAYOR’S FOREWORD 3 TOP ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2020 – 2021 4 INTRODUCTION 5 CLIMATE AND IMPROVING HEALTH AND WELL BEING 7 A GREEN ECONOMIC FUTURE 11 SUSTAINABLE ECONOMICS 12…

… PROCUREMENT, ESTATE MANAGEMENT, AND PENSIONS 13 GREEN HOMES FOR THE FUTURE 15 AN ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL 16 GREENING THE BOROUGH 17 REDUCING WASTE AND INCREASING RECYCLING 18 IMPROVING OUR AIR QUALITY AND SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT 19 INVOLVING AND EMPOWERING OUR…

East Devon District Council

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…. transport. Encourage non-car travel for all sectors of the population, through targeted advice, incentives and enforcement. Support car share initiatives and low emission pool cars for essential business activities. Install electric car charging points in all car parks and explore the opportunities for charging points in other public spaces, street furniture etc. Campaign to reduce the air pollution from…

… and use on our parks, December AH Continue to increase our gardens and nature reserves. 2019 customer base and subscribers to reduce the amount of green

… to be commenced in 2021 and completed in 2025. Utilise our Nature Reserves and green space for carbon offsetting projects, including tree planting and December CP Explore opportunities for carbon other carbon sinks…

North West Leicestershire District Council

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… planting. 3y Set minimum standards for green spaces in new developments. Consult with various local and national bodies to develop Planning policies to enhance green infrastructure, especially within the boundary of the National Forest. This is particularly the case for large developments, which have greater potential for green infrastructure…

… creation, and it could be argued a greater obligation. Planning Policy IF3 currently highlights sports facilities in particular for green infrastructure – this should be adjusted and expanded to include woodland and other ‘carbon rich’ types of open space. Others 3y Implement Planning policies restricting use of F-gases by discouraging air conditioning…

… of green infrastructure on private land Engage with the Environment Agency to assist in the management and improvement of land – including private farm land - around water courses to reduce flood risk and GHG emissions. Do more to inform and support local councils to define and designate Local Green Spaces in their own…

Colchester Borough Council

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… trees planted in the grown from seed for future use in project. needs management. project can be sourced locally. 3.2 Review the Council’s Parks and Data and consultation will be used to inform April 2021 – April Approval of revised strategy. Green Spaces Strategy, exploring the strategy. 2022 opportunities…

… on Council way to manage weeds in a more green spaces. environmentally friendly way, and Alternative ways of managing weeds without April 2021 – April New methods adopted for encouraging other stakeholders to glyphosate will commence at the start of the 2022 managing weeds going forward. do the same…

…. growing season and will be monitored for effectiveness. 3 Enhance biodiversity and protect our environment Action How will action be achieved? Timescale Measurement of Success 3.5 Trialling ‘no mow’ or reduced mow 14 green spaces have been identified where May 2021 – April 2022 Weed and verge…

Exeter City Council

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… on historic patterns of movement and natural takes full account of social, economic and investment and improve quality of life. The target features, has been put under huge pressure by environmental needs. date for implementation of the GESP is 2023. the growing demands of the city. Green spaces

… reclaimed and re-purposed as a result of becoming peripheral. Dedicated routes for from inward car travel to sustainable the move to car free neighbourhoods. This pedestrians and bikes are provided and take alternative transport within the city. The ‘park space is used to create new public spaces, the place of arterial routes in and out…

… provided by a car free future. Less Cars - More Trees Less Parking - More People Diversify Uses Tree planting exploits the space previously Increased density of housing provides the Integrating a mix of uses focussed around dominated by cars providing over 3,000 trees support for more locally accessible…

St Albans City and District Council

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… the actions we have committed to taking that will reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions, save energy and water, minimise waste and pollution and enhance local habitats and green space. This is followed by our Climate Crisis Action Plan (Appendix 2) which focuses only on those specific actions that will begin reducing our measured greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy and transport. We…

… quality services and procure our products will be required. However, we must not also forget that this challenge, great though it undoubtedly is, offers an exciting opportunity to help transform our District for the better, helping to deliver economic and public health benefits, creating ‘green’ jobs, and reducing spending on energy. We cannot do this alone. As a Council, we recognise that the total…

… Pakenham Cllr White (Green Party) (Conservative Party) (Labour Party) (Liberal Democrats) Page 3 Foreword from the Chief Executive…

Reading Borough Council

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…, the reduction in air traffic and commuting has reduced emissions and air quality has improved in many towns and cities, including Reading. Being confined to our homes has brought many of us a new appreciation of the importance of green spaces for health and wellbeing; it has also changed our patterns of consumption. But at the same time there are new waste streams being created by disposable masks and plastic…

… to 2050 green space to enjoy. the cost that Parliament accepted when it legislated a widespread shift to electric vehicles) for the existing 2050 target of an 80% reduction…

… Beales Lilian Green Tomiko Morley Ben Stanesby Rebecca Blakey Evangeline Haggarty Brian Morley Mark Stanley John Booth Sarah Hanson Oscar Mortali Trevor Teer Ben Bosh Faye…

North Somerset Council

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… • Identify landscape scale tree planting opportunities to deliver parking levels and reduce the number of spaces delivered for energy installations in North Somerset nature recovery networks especially woodland creation and new development. • Replace all streetlighting with low energy LED units…

… S1 M spaces delivered for new development. Encourage resident parking schemes, car sharing Avoidance An area we directly control North Somerset Council, Air quality improvements schemes and walking and cycling to support Reduction and/or influence through support community groups and S1 M…

… generation • Appoint a Climate Emergency Programme Manager to oversee the CE • Aim for all our own new commercial space to be zero carbon • Pass a motion declaring North Somerset a Frack Free Zone to Strategy delivery and Action Plan implementation or net carbon plus discourage…

London Borough of Brent

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… Theme 2 – Transport 20 Key Theme 3 – Homes, Buildings and the Built Environment 25 Key Theme 4 – Nature and Green Space 30 Key Theme 5 – Supporting Communities 34 First Year Delivery Plan 2021-2022 42 Glossary 1 Foreword The COVID-19 pandemic has had a widespread consultation process…

… conservation, cleaner air, actions being taken, so that best practice and healthy and active travel, biodiversity loss, greener practical expertise can be replicated across the spaces, adapting to global heating, warm homes, local area and on an increased scale to ensure reducing waste and growing the green and circular that positive action can have the widest possible…

… on The Key Climate Change, and the London Councils’ Green Themes Recovery Plan. • Retrofit London • Low-carbon development Nature and Green Space Supporting…

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