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Mid Sussex District Council

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… Landscapes and Biodiversity Green Spaces Maintain Green flag Award for Beech Hurst MSDC DL – Enhanced Existing Budget and gain Green Flag awards for St John’s Commercial Services management and Park by Jan 2018, Burgess Hill by March maintenance…

… of key 2019 and a site in, East Grinstead by March parks and open spaces. 2020. Continue to deliver the SANG and SAMM MSDC DL – Planning Ensuring Ashdown is Developer contributions Strategies for the Ashdown Forest SPA…

… disturbance. Improvements and upgrades to footpaths MSDC BUL - Corporate Better access to green Secured External through Bedelands Nature Reserve by June Estates and Facilities and open spaces Funding 2018 Plans for Wildflower areas within West…

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…

Monmouthshire County Council

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… complete, with draft report here As planned for a district heating Programmes Final report expected end of April 2021. scheme Manager MANAGING GREEN SPACES – To reduce energy use, to absorb carbon and be resilient Use our county farms Estates The Estates…

…, Planning Guidance (SPG) to support low carbon technologies and manage green spaces appropriately. A building technologies Regeneration, working group is yet to be established due to other work pressures but it is still intended to do this, like green walls or Highways & drawing…

… to 1 third of areas within our parks and open spaces uncut, in addition to the than expected Expand pollinator Manager, cut original 3 million metres squared already being managed more sustainably with less mowing. Teams have friendly management Grounds & collector had Nature Isn’t Neat training, and are delivering…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

London Borough of Ealing

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… panel systems that provide green electricity to 500 homes. Parks, green spaces and green Council offices have saved significantly on infrastructure play critical roles in the energy consumption and bills from council’s commitment to climate action. improvements and better management It is recognised that nature-based over the past five years…

… also connects to the extraordinary power of our Local Plan. Section 14 outlines our intentions for building resilience through policy making. The council will ensure development 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…

… world around us, we can access more of these benefits as residents. 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

London Borough of Lambeth

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… | Our 2030 vision for Lambeth 1 OUR 2030 VISION Lambeth will be a place where we can live, work, learn and enjoy life in our local areas, where we can travel safely and easily by foot, bike 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…

… that was once full of cars is now lined with oasis of calm with cleaner air and the noise of trees, pocket gardens, outdoor community spaces, children’s play instead of engines. Grace waves The asphalt carparks that used to surround the and cycle parking. Breathing in the clean air, Grace goodbye and heads…

…, In January 2019, Lambeth Council was the first taking up space, affecting safety and air quality. London borough to declare a climate and ecological As the 5th most densely populated borough in the emergency and committed to ensuring the council’s UK, Lambeth faces increased risks of exposure to operations are net zero by 2030. Since then, as well hotter temperatures, as well…

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…

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

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… of available parking spaces at council offices for private vehicles Transform the way the council operates to reduce carbon 3.10 Promote home…

… of car parking spaces on new developments development Ensure sustainable 3.39 Apply London Plan 2021 Air Quality Neutral policies to new major development…

… to reduce carbon 3.2 Monitor mileage and fuel consumption of contractor vehicles from the top 10 contracts by value and Green our Fleet report on actions being taken to improve and maintain environmental quality 3.4 Commit to swapping fleet vehicles for zero emission versions…

Mansfield District Council

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… 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 lighting…

… homes built to Future Homes Standards. Parks and Open Spaces: Working with the Sherwood Forest Trust as part of their Urban Greening Project and have identified 3 sites 12 potential sites have been identified across the district for new tree planting Bee Kind campaign saw a shift away from bedding displays in the town centre to wildflower planters to encourage bees Allotments - 70 half…

… Biodiversity Tree planting Habitat preservation Supporting Policies / Strategies: Parks Strategy Green Infrastructure Study Open Space Assessment Mansfield Green Space Standard 18 Themes and priorities Theme 3: Buildings and Infrastructure Priority: To enable and support the reduction in carbon…

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

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…. Promoting sustainable, local food We will: • Work with partners to develop a Food Prosperity network for creating an RCT sustainable food facility. • Develop ‘park to plate’ activities in Ynysangharad Park, to grow fresh vegetables for local foodbanks. • Enable residents to be more active in their communities in community projects, community use of green space and community…

… an electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and electrical grid at the Eco Park in Bryn Pica, using green energy sourced from waste.  Use enforcement, where appropriate, to improve air quality, reducing idling traffic and congestion in air quality monitoring zones. Potential measures/targets  No of EV charging points installed at council premises over next 5 years…

…, The Healthy Hillsides Project.  Manage our green spaces so they are better able to cope with a changing climate and enhance the benefits they provide to communities.  Work with partners to expand green infrastructure and limit deforestation which in turn will significantly increase flood defences Potential measures/targets  % of public sector land in RCT managed for the benefit…

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…

Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council

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… the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme. We’re by no means alone; over 300 UK councils have taken the important step of declaring a Climate Emergency and establishing Net Zero commitments, as well as the UK Government enshrining a Net Zero…

… Tyne and Wear Pensions Fund continue insetting programme would be suitable Indicators and Local Metrics of Perfor- national and international forums to nesses and business forums on Green and routes for research, development, viders and education partners to pre- considerations set out in Key Consid- to lobby for further…

… offsett opportunities - Review underway by Newcastle City - Developing an initial list of potential - Working with Newcastle University, - Engagement at local, regional, national and - First webinar (Green Homes Grant and - Engagement ongoing with universities - Initial engagement undertaken with New- under development…

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…

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