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Woking Borough Council

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… quality, sustainability, safety and accessibility. The review is considering 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…

… to visit and where people want to live. 1 Appendix 2, Sec on 2 7 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 Strategy cites the principles of Smart Growth as “…using technology…

London Borough of Wandsworth

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… a host of environmental assets such as parks and green spaces that require protection and management. Having a clean and healthy environment has a significant impact on people’s health and wellbeing, with poor air quality identified as a cause cardiovascular and respiratory diseases as well as lung cancer, while access to green open space can increase people’s overall health and wellbeing…

… as an organisation by 2030 and zero carbon by 2050. The strategy itself will address specific areas of action that we need to pursue, including: • We will make Wandsworth the greenest Inner London borough by committing ourselves to urban greening, planting trees, encouraging biodiversity, protecting and enhancing our existing parks and open and green spaces. • We will ensure that our planning…

… Balham Wandsworth Environment and Sustainability Strategy 2019 –203021 W an d sw o rt h - A n e nv ir o n m en ta lly f ri en d ly b o ro u g h Urban Greening and Open Spaces Wandsworth has a well-deserved reputation for being one of London’s greenest boroughs, we have 34 parks, 8 allotments and 5 cemeteries, as well as grass verges on Council land and a small number of church…

London Borough of Haringey

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… etc), reducing carbon from staff car parking across the public sector (doctors, school workers, and school governors, etc), and reprioritisation of highways space for active travel and community uses. The Council recognises these challenges and will focus engagement work with those most affected by these challenges, to bring forward solutions. Structure of the Report This Haringey…

…. d) reviewing and maximising the delivery of renewable energy generation in each building – solar PV panels, solar thermal panels, heat pumps, etc. e) intention to reduce staff car parking spaces and provide EV charging points to reduce associated travel emissions. P a g e | 12 Through reviewing and working to implement measures on the Council’s buildings, the consumption of each…

… Carbon vehicles as soon as possible. By 2025. Owner: All Services. P a g e | 14 Note: In line with the Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Action Plan. Some of the fleet will be acquired by applying for a grant for e-cargo bikes from Department for Transport in 2020. 4. Review the Parking Policy and review all staff parking spaces and permits with the objective of reducing overall car…

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

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…. We will facilitate and support quality networks of green infrastructure capable of supporting biodiversity and resilience against climate change and ensure the consideration of biodiversity both in policy and practice across the Council’s services. We will maintain the parks and open spaces of Richmond as centres of excellence, make them fully accessible, ensuring high standards across all…

… and town centres. By 2024, we aim to have less polluting traffic on our roads, contributing to an improvement in air quality across the borough. Our key target is to improve the air quality in the borough. Our nature: Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity – We will improve and protect the biodiversity and ecology of our green spaces and protect them against the negative impacts of climate change…

parks and opens spaces managed by the Council. Our key target is to plant more trees. Our water: Water Management and Flood Abatement – We will ensure that development across Richmond addresses flood risks and promotes sustainable drainage. We will promote and encourage development to be fully resilient to the future impacts of climate change in order to minimise vulnerability of people…

London Borough of Lambeth

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… and public transport, in an environment with clean, green and nature-rich spaces. Our homes and workplaces will be comfortable and affordable to run, with good jobs and strong, inclusive, resilient communities where everyone’s needs are met, and everyone plays a part. 1 OUR 2030 VISION 1 13 Lambeth’s Climate Action Plan | Our 2030 vision for Lambeth A VIEW FROM 2030 Grace is getting ready…

…, quickly and cheaply, whilst considering the needs of people who require access to a vehicle. Creating more green space in the borough filled with trees, plants and wildlife will help keep our buildings cooler during heat waves, which particularly impact the older people, children and people with existing health conditions. It also provides more opportunities for us to spend time in nature…

… and businesses to make better decisions about what they buy, use and waste. Biodiversity and environmental quality The climate crisis is closely intertwined with the ecological crisis, with biodiversity plummeting globally. Green space, and nature, is important to us all; it helps to lower temperature and provide clean air, supports local wildlife and absorbs rainfall to reduce flood risk. Spending…

London Borough of Haringey

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…. These include addressing emissions from council staff vehicles which are used for service delivery (social workers, etc), reducing carbon from staff car parking across the public sector (doctors, school workers, etc), and reprioritisation of highways space for active travel and community uses. The Council recognises these challenges and will focus engagement work with those most affected…

… systems to reduce carbon emissions, while improving air quality and operational costs – new boilers, the use of air source heat pumps etc. Æ reviewing and maximising the delivery of renewable energy generation in each building – solar PV panels, solar thermal panels, heat pumps, etc. Æ intention to reduce staff car parking spaces and provide EV charging points to reduce associated travel…

… to zero-carbon vehicles as soon as possible. By 2025 All Services In line with the Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Action Plan. Review the Parking Policy and review all staff parking spaces and permits with the objective of reducing overall car parking spaces and permits. This will improve air quality, deliver carbon reduction and more public space. Work with staff to increase active and zero…

Mid Sussex District Council

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… Measurement Number of Green Flag awards for Council parks 1 3 Green spaces data % of community buildings incorporating energy or water efficiency measures Baselines to be established April 2018 80% by April 2023 Energy survey Number of MDSC owned electric vehicle charging points in the District 6 chargepoints (3 sites) 21 charge points (11 sites) by April 2020 (20 fast and 1 Rapid…

…  Reduce transport impacts and promote sustainable travel alternatives  Improve air quality  Increase water efficiency and sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) Subject Actions Responsibility Outcomes Resourcing Conserve and Enhance Local Landscapes and Biodiversity Green Spaces Maintain Green flag Award for Beech Hurst and gain Green Flag awards for St John’s…

Park by Jan 2018, Burgess Hill by March 2019 and a site in, East Grinstead by March 2020. MSDC DL – Commercial Services Enhanced management and maintenance of key parks and open spaces. Existing Budget Continue to deliver the SANG and SAMM Strategies for the Ashdown Forest SPA as mitigation for new residential development within the zone of influence. MSDC DL – Planning Policy…

Bedford Borough Council

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… Identify any areas where water projects can be implemented Complete water audits in Council buildings implement any appropriate projects to reduce water consumption Business Development & Environmental Efficiency Team / Design Services DCL16 Encourage drought resistant planting to reduce the need for watering Review parks and open spaces procedures to ensure practices…

… are considering water efficiency Improve water efficiency in parks and open spaces Business Development & Environmental Efficiency Team DCL17 Improve accuracy of water bills Conduct a water audit of water bills, including tariff checks and usage benchmarking Reduce water bills Business Development & Environmental Efficiency Team DCL18 Raise awareness of water usage Develop a water…

… that promotes biodiversity, natural habitats and adaptation to climate change Review of biodiversity value of parks and open spaces through regular updates of existing management plans and creation of new management plans where needed. Continue to promote and collect information in accordance with the County Wildlife Site (CWS) in Positive Conservation Improved management of biodiversity…

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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… through communication and staff behaviour change 10. Embedding carbon reduction and climate action across the Council’s plans, policies and services2040 net zero Theme 1 – Green Spaces for carbon offsetting and climate resilience Ref Ref Action ActionDate DateCost CostImpact ImpactLead Officer Lead Officer 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 Work with ‘Friends of Parks

…’ Groups and local volunteers to develop projects that will protect and enhance Knowsley’s parks and green spaces. Continuation of Ranger led events in parks and green spaces including environmental awareness raising, and encouragement for walking and cycling through ‘’Pedal Away’’ events. Ensure that the existing designated parks and green spaces that are owned by the Council are protected…

… in relevant greenspaces near to roads to absorb carbon and reduce air pollution. Update the Woodland Management Plans for Knowsley’s existing 46 community woodland sites. Develop projects that alleviate existing surface water problems in green spaces that are likely to intensify in future as a result of climate change, including St Chads Gardens, Court Hey Park, Stadt Moers Park, Halewood Park

Nottingham City Council

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… temperatures are already experienced locally. Section 4 – Ecology & Biodiversity This section explains the importance of green and open spaces, and biodiversity, for climate change mitigation and adaptation - unlocking other positive outcomes such as improvements in our physical and mental wellbeing and enhancing the local landscape. Framework /07 Nottingham in 2028 /08…

… of the healthiest places to live with clean air, green open spaces and locally produced healthy food. New networks of safe cycling routes and high quality vehicle free public spaces will make it easier for people to get regular exercise. The Nottingham economy will be built on new sustainable technologies creating high quality employment for our citizens and a worldwide reputation for innovation…

space for staff Reducing water usage through behaviour change and simple interventions Creating wildlife friendly green space wherever possible Monitoring and measuring energy usage and carbon emissions Supporting local and sustainable procurement and production Working Together /13 Investors Many of the projects and schemes to create a resilient and carbon neutral…

Chelmsford City Council

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…. Specific requirement will be identified in emerging site masterplans and planning applications for the development. Country Park is expected to be provided towards the latter stages of the development d. Refresh the Bio-Diversity Action Plan for Chelmsford to improve the habitat value of green spaces and promote greater bio-diversity across the area, adopting the ‘Making Space for Nature…

… applications for the developments. County Park is expected to be provided by mid-2020s 8) Improving the environmental quality, attractiveness and recreational potential of public spaces, rivers and waterways and associated green corridors in the City Centre and surrounding areas Coordinator: Paul Van Damme Target to achieve Progress a. Establish Chelmsford Policy Board Working Group…

… … 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 to growth and development, everyday living and a low carbon…

London Borough of Merton

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… REFERENCES 4 6 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 10 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 14 18 22 26 28 30 32 34 35 36 Page CONTENTS 1 2 Green spaces 81 of borough emissions % Buildings & Energy Green Economy What you can do: MORDEN Reduce car use in favour of walking and cycling Switch to ultra-low emission vehicles such as electric Avoid flying What the Council will do: Require new buildings to be low…

…) What you can do: Grow vegetation around your home Remove paving from your front garden to plant trees What the Council will do: Maintain existing green spaces and plant more trees Join or sponsor a community planting group What the Council will do: Support new cycle paths and wider pavements Work with TfL for faster transport decarbonisation and vehicle share schemes Consult on emission…

…-based parking charges What you can do: Buy green and local products Eat less meat, fish and dairy Reuse items and buy products with less packaging What the Council will do: Encourage waste reduction Help build low carbon skills Encourage green businesses Major contributor of emissions 19 of borough emissions % Merton Climate Action Plan Transport -0.1of boroughemissions% FR ES H 4 5…

Sedgemoor District Council

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… opportunities to improve connectivity between sites and green space to promote the use of public transport for tourism and leisure activities • Lobbying county to increase cycle parking near bus stops and high footfall public transport connections Waste 6 Reducing waste in council offices and moving to a contract which will enable more waste to be recycled • SWP are leading…

… on work undertaken by the Active Travel Cell as part of the Covid-19 recovery plan • Lobbying and influencing county council (the public highways authority) to increase the number of cycle paths, lowering speed limits, introducing traffic-controlling measures such as on-street gardens, widening footpaths, pedestrianising centres, installing more cycle parking in public spaces and high traffic…

… production • Drawing on the climate change business network to engage with local producers and support the delivery of environmentally friendly food by linking producers to information Direct action Short term Access to green spaces such as allotments improves mental wellbeing (as has been seen during the Covid-19 lockdown). 16 and minimise food waste • Collaborating…

London Borough of Ealing

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… in 2018/19. An £830K River Brent restoration project with Thames 21 has Adapting to climate change Parks, green spaces and green infrastructure play critical roles in the council’s commitment to climate action. It is recognised that nature-based solutions are not a substitute for decarbonisation but will supplement it. While operational improvements will reduce our production-based…

… in Ealing makes a positive contribution to sustainability and delivers ‘green growth’ by using planning powers outlined in this section. To join our local actions to global impact, we’ve chosen to link our commitments to the United Nation’s global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). For each theme in the strategy, you’ll see the SDG icons that our work supports; learn more in Section 5. Each…

…. Improving public health and wellbeing can significantly reduce the amount that the council and our NHS partnerships must spend on healthcare, instead allowing taxpayers money to be invested in other areas such as education, active travel infrastructure and improving our local high streets and parks. Governments face a significant challenge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while meeting…

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

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… Lead Performance measure Outcome(s) L4 Make the Council estate and public realm more climate change ready through enhancing green spaces, urban greening, and adaptable planting regimes. Head of Parks, Estates and Property # battery-operated handheld tools #% increase in quantity of peat-based compost used v’s peat free #%Reduction use in pesticide #Area of land managed as meadows…

… opportunities for green, inclusive growth Peatland restoration and protection helps store carbon and reduce flooding Reuse, recycling and producing energy from waste will help reduce pressure on resources and save money Green spaces support biodiversity. They also improve health and well being by providing tranquil places to relax in, and places to play, exercise, and socialise in Rainwater…

… of our communities and urban spaces. Crucially, this includes the Green Growth Strategy and the Northern Ireland Climate Change Adaptation Programme (2019). It also covers the landscape of policies set out by government and advice from the UK Committee on Climate Change and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The UK Climate Change Act (amended 2019) has enshrined in law…

Maidstone Borough Council

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…. Outcome Increase in infrastructure supporting walking, cycling, buses and electric vehicles. Cost and Whom Transport and Development Team and Strategic Planning. Timescale 2020-22 1.3 Action Produce a business case for the introduction of a workplace parking levy to fund active travel or public transport. Output Organisations charged for providing car parking spaces may result in fewer spaces being…

… Biodiversity net gain is built into all new developments, with focus of semi natural open spaces. Outcome Biodiversity net gain is achieved, and tree cover increased. Cost and Whom Strategic Planning Team and specialist advice as needed. Timescale 2022. 6.2 Action Adopt Parks and Open Space Biodiversity Action Plan ensuring it is reviewed to keep up to date with latest practices. Output Parks and Open…

… Biodiversity Action Plan agreed and implemented across council functions. Outcome Every opportunity is taken to enhance biodiversity through council’s estate. Cost and Whom Parks and Open Spaces. Timescale 2021 6.3 Action Support and signpost community groups on tree planting and after care. Output Advice and signposting provided on sourcing trees, materials, choosing suitable species for site, etc. Outcome…

Chelmsford City Council

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… that the specific requirements for the 'country park' are built into the master plan for the site which will inform any subsequent application for planning consent. This will deliver the necessary infrastructure and make the land available to be adopted as green space 1/07/2020 30/03/2026 CaEE 8 = Improving the environmental quality, attractiveness and recreational potential of public spaces, rivers…

… 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 vehicles as they become operationally and commercially viable CaEE 10 Supporting…

…’ in Chelmsford focusing on the Council’s priority to create a safer and greener place, protecting and enhancing wildlife, habitats 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…

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

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… the council operates to reduce carbon 3.9 Reduce the number of available parking spaces at council offices for private vehicles Transform the way the council operates to reduce carbon 3.10 Promote home working, or working from locations that can easily be reached by sustainable, active transport for Council staff and others Reduce both carbon emissions and pollution from cars and other vehicles Actions…

… to transition to carbon neutral 3.36 Engage with businesses to encourage travel choices to modes that produce less emissions, using live air quality data. Work with our partners and suppliers to transition to carbon neutral 3.37 Include EV charging infrastructure in all new developments meeting the London Plan threshold Ensure sustainabledevelopment 3.38 Limit the provision of car parking spaces on new…

… of the Friends Forum which will support volunteer groups promoting their growth and resilience. This will promote and enable meaningfully volunteering opportunities in parks, open spaces and with tree management. Involve and empower the community in shaping the future 7.2 Ensure broader engagement at scheme preparation stage to include maintenance focus and sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) opportunities…

Mansfield District Council

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… planning applications Adopted an Open Space Assessment Publication of Mansfield Green Space Standard Adopted Green Infrastructure Study Publication of Central Area Flood Risk Review Air Quality Plan Sustainability Officer Post created to lead on the climate change emergency and low carbon activities. Urban Greening Project: £1million awarded to provide green space, pocket parks and improved…

…: Green Homes Grants - Phase 1A improving 51 properties due to finish shortly Phase 1B – 22 properties signed up in Pleasley and Ladybrook Planning approved March 2021 for first Passivhaus scheme in the district for 4 dwellings at Saundby Avenue HRA programme includes new development of 99 homes built to Future Homes Standards. Parks and Open Spaces: Working with the Sherwood Forest Trust…

… and positively impacting both mental and physical health through providing access to recreation and relaxation opportunities. Emissions focus Resilience focus Carbon sequestration Flood management Landscaping/ habitat creation Biodiversity Tree planting Habitat preservation Supporting Policies / Strategies: Parks Strategy Green Infrastructure Study Open Space Assessment Mansfield Green Space

Cambridge City Council

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…-fit/ Cambridge City Council | Carbon Management Plan 2021-2026 page 14 The potential for a new, green energy centre to supply energy to Parkside Pool and Queen Anne Terrace car park and Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre from low carbon and renewable energy will be investigated, including additional solar PV and ASHP. Fleet Vehicles The Council has carried out a review of our fleet…

… lighting. A new motor and control panel will reduce energy consumption from the Air Handling Unit at Grand Arcade Annex car park. The Park Street Car Park redevelopment is part of a wider scheme including a new car park and hotel. The re-provided car park will see a reduction in spaces from 390 to 225 and with improved cycle parking including provision for cargo and non-standard format bikes…

… for heating and hot water and all car parking spaces will have electric vehicle charging point infrastructure with 10% available for use on day one. Cambridge City Council | Carbon Management Plan 2021-2026 page 15 Crematorium Various measures to reduce the crematorium’s gas and electricity consumption are currently being considered including the possible installation of heating…

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