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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…

… Local Green Spaces in their own communities. Work with the National Forest, the Woodland Trust, the Forestry Commission and LCC Highways to enrich hedgerows on county owned land, such as schools and roadside verges. Protect Heathlands and Wetlands Liaise with the RSPB and local wildlife partnerships to seek support for enhancement…

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…

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…

Exeter City Council

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…. date for implementation of the GESP is 2023. the growing demands of the city. Green spaces Exeter’s local plan will follow and building will and linear routes along valleys and watercourses take place over 20 years. do not always connect, so may not provide a safe and healthy way of moving…

… 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…

London Borough of Newham

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… the overall provision and accessibility of green space in the borough. • Achieve net gains in biodiversity. • Improve data on existing green and blue (i.e. water) infrastructure and open spaces, so that development decisions can be better informed and lead to more or better green spaces. 1.2 Parks and Green Spaces Strategy and Plans • Review all maintenance operations…

… within the parks and open spaces portfolio, July 2020 surveying wildlife habitats and addressing any historical maintenance issues. • Development of habitat management plans for East Ham Nature Reserve, September 2020 waterbodies and woodland areas. • Develop a 10-year Parks and Green Spaces Strategy and investment plan. November 2020 1.3 Tree…

…CLIMATE EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN 1 1. Greening the Borough Ref Actions Key Dates 1.1 In accordance with the Development Plan, ensure that: • Developments will increase the overall provision and functionality of green March 2021 space that is accessible for all. • Improve…

South Hams District Council

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… by 2050 at the latest; 1 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) Page 1 of 31 3. That the Council aim for a 10% Biodiversity Net Gain in the habitat value of its green and wooded public open space by 2025; Forward by Cllr Judy Pearce, Leader…

… open space The Council has committed to working with partners through the Devon Climate Emergency Response Group to; a. Aim to reduce the District of South Hams’ carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050 at the latest; b. Aim for a 10% Biodiversity Net Gain in the habitat value of South Hams District Council’s own green and wooded public open space by 2025 Aim 2 – Creating a resilient South Hams…

… how quickly we can all adapt to new ways of working, living and thinking. During this time we saw how unmanaged verges and natural space can burst with life, providing a much needed boost to local wildlife and we saw the biggest work from home experiment the nation has ever seen. As a result, we’ve witnessed a glimpse of what a world would look like with less traffic and more people taking up…

London Borough of Enfield

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… amount of carbon possible through green infrastructure across our parks and open spaces. capital investment and training our staff and will transparently offset remaining carbon emissions where needed. In all decisions we make, we will Recent Successes ensure that the lowest amount of carbon possible is • With support from the RE:fit programme, retrofitted…

… unpopular action to tackle the impact of climate change. Change Task Force Whilst the focus in this initial plan is on reducing the Council’s own emissions, additional emphasis is given to borough wide activities, such as transport, housing and green spaces, and we have a new ambition for a carbon neutral Enfield by 2040. Residents have the right to expect swift and decisive action…

…%. to be by 2040, we will need to set interim targets on This includes tree cover, green roofs, SUDs and general that journey. We intend to do this from 2021 onwards. green space. The timeline of progress contained within the strategy y Recycling rates of 65-75% achieved by the mid 2030’s, outlines some of these aspirations. with nothing sent…

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…

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

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… and petrol producing energy from protection helps store Energy efficient buildings green, inclusive growth Trees provide shade, vehicles on the roads, helps Green spaces support waste will help reduce Sustainable drainage carbon and reduce flooding Rainwater harvesting and local…

… to NI-wide efforts to reduce emissions and improve the resilience of our communities and urban spaces. Crucially, this includes the Green Growth Strategy and the Northern Ireland To make sure we are doing all we can to reach our goals, we commit to Climate Change Adaptation Programme the following principles that will guide our approach to climate action: (2019). It also covers…

… (scope 1, 2 emissions) 2019/20 14 We look after approximately 112 hectares of green spaces across the District. This 4,175 tonnes of CO2 roughly equates to approximately 140 football pitches. This natural capital not only provides valued space for people and nature We need to reduce or remove at least 4,175 tonnes of CO2…

Worcester City Council

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… agenda to decarbonise transport is focused on zero emission (20%) vehicles (currently electric) and encouraging active travel • 20 public electric vehicle chargepoints in Worcester City • 3 electric vehicle chargepoints within City Council control • Around 200 electric vehicles registered to addresses in the city • 2399 total spaces within City Council car parks • 10% of people…

…, through local incentives and infrastructure, making use of the green number plates initiative • Enable residents without off-street parking to own an electric vehicle through affordable and accessible charging provision in council owned car parks (in line with current County Council policy, on street chargepoints are not proposed in this strategy) • Work with local taxi operators…

… networks study. A bid will be submitted to the Heat Networks Delivery Unit for the majority of the costs of the study • Successfully bid for £400,000 from the Accelerated Towns Fund to install a rapid charging hub in St Martin’s Gate car park We will: • Where there is an investment business case, then funding should be sought from internal sources • For other projects, external funding opportunities…

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…

Caerphilly County Borough Council

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… grass cutting regimes to encourage Parks/Highways Short maintenance in parks and on highway natural habitats to grow. verges. O19 Promote more green space in urban Introduce pocket parks and green infrastructure to town centres. An Parks/Countryside/ Medium environments. example…

… encourage walking and cycling. R40 Promote walking buses to school. Transport/Education Short R41 Introduce additional park and ride spaces at key locations on rail routes to Transport Medium/Long…

… the project group and assist to investigate opportunities Planning & Short/Medium Council to develop green energy eco‐ for the site. Regeneration park at Markham Colliery. P20 Support energy systems that are Support appropriate renewable and low carbon energy projects which are Planning &…

Cambridge City Council

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… the tree canopy cover through tree planting and protection on Environmental Services Ongoing public and private land, and using parks, open spaces and other green infrastructure in the city to help regulate temperatures. 6.7 Providing advice to residents on how to reduce health risks during Corporate Strategy Ongoing heatwaves 6.8 Working with Cambridgeshire County…

… is Action Service Date intended to help reduce commuting by car from tenants of new Council housing developments 3.4 Building new Council housing developments in Cambridge with a target Housing Development Ongoing of less than one car parking space per home to encourage travel…

… Management Plan for 2021-2026 to reduce carbon Corporate Strategy, with emissions from corporate buildings (including swimming pools, sheltered input from asset managers and temporary housing, administrative buildings, car parks, community in other services centres, the Corn Exchange and the crematorium). 1.2 Bid for future central government funding and other…

Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council

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… Theme Two: Transport 60 Newcastle’s Climate Emergency 8 Green Growth 26 Part 3 (Theme Two: Transport) Priority Actions 98…

… and Sustainability 80 Part 3 (Theme Three: Adaptation and Sustaina- 99 Climate Change Convention 14 Supporting Newcastle's Green Growth 28 bility) Priority Actions Timeline…

…. We want to see a Green New Deal to rebuild a just and sustainable economy, that delivers low carbon transformation for the best interest of our residents, the environment and future generations, whilst simultaneously achieving a resilient, fair and inclusive economic recover y. We must grow our…

London Borough of Hillingdon

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… for renewable power that amount of carbon elsewhere. We will do purchasing to 2030 and beyond. this using either our own green space or renewable assets, or by purchasing a carbon offset elsewhere. C5 Waste Management…

… with the manufacturing of a product. C6 Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation C6.1 To put in place a water efficiency strategy for all Council operations (i.e. green space management), then monitor, record and report year on year savings. C6.2 To ensure the Council’s flood resilience and management work incorporates a changing climate…

…, but it is also an combination with the natural storage of them. unfortunate truth that impacts are already upon us. In terms of the latter, it means the loss of natural green space, tree canopies, grassed Hotter summers, colder winter spells and areas concreted over and the loss of garden increased storm activity impact everyone…

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

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… for the borough. Key linked strategies a. Clean Growth Strategy (2017) b. Core Strategy (2012) / New Local Plan (in development) Biodiversity and Green Spaces 48. Green spaces across the borough capture carbon from the atmosphere. In 2018/19, 500 trees were planted on streets, and 1,000 saplings were planted in our parks. RBK has committed to repeat this level…

… conservation projects in our green spaces, with 9,000 hours volunteered in 2018/19 e. Encouraging our residents to get involved in watering trees and planting activities in parks and open spaces Key linked strategies a. Reimagining Kingston’s Town Centre (2019) b. Green Spaces Strategy (2016-2021) c. Core Strategy (2012) / New Local…

…, sustainable borough: i. Sustainable transport and travel ii. Air quality iii. Energy efficiency in homes and workspaces iv. Generating and harnessing energy v. Biodiversity and green spaces vi. Waste management, recycling and the circular economy B. The Council has established a cross…

London Borough of Camden

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… led programmes and policies such borough, while reducing air pollution and as the Camden Climate Change Alliance improving green space. business network, pilot district energy Commitment…

… home Encouraging low-carbon dietary choices Making all new homes ‘zero carbon’ Creating more green space on residential streets Fitting solar panels on as many homes as possible…

… Camden Climate Action Plan 2020-2025 camden.gov.uk/climate-crisis 1 Camden Climate Action Plan 2020-2025 Foreword A decade ago, Camden Council Climate Action Plan for Camden. We At the time of writing the impact of the published Green

Chorley Council

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parks, green links and open spaces to encourage people to get active and enjoy the outdoors. A main goal of Green Links is to connect key green spaces through the provision of 76 km of improved cycle and pedestrian routes. South Ribble have begun to implement this by widening existing footpaths and replacing mud surfaces with self-binding gravel. The Council expects that this will help to reduce…

…. 14 Recycling and Waste- Suggestion Detail Litter picking and bins Litter picking in green spaces and more bins in Yarrow Valley Country Park in order to limit litter being dropped. Reducing the size of all domestic waste bins Bolton Council has reduced the size of their 240 litre waste bins…

… for Developments and A design guide is available to advise on Housing sustainability, efficiency, surface water and energy. Open Space Strategy 2014-19 Open Space Strategy projects have included reed bed creation at Astley Park, new allotment…

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