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East Lindsey District Council

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Climate emergency declaration

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Council only pledge for 2040

“To lead by example and encourage the District as a whole to undertake similar steps, ELDC is committing to an ambitious target of reducing its carbon emissions to net zero by 2040, with a minimum emissions reduction of 45% by 2027.”

Climate documents

Last update: March 16, 2022

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.

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SectionEast Lindsey District CouncilAverage district council
Total score25%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
Section 3 Commitment and integration
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
Section 6 Co-benefits
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
Section 8 Education, skills and training
Section 9 Ecological emergency

Emissions data

609.5 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

4.3 tCO2

per person

0.3 ktCO2

per km2












Public Sector

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 East Lindsey 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
Norfolk County Council81%No2030No
Lincolnshire County Council79%Yes2050No
West Lindsey District Council78%Yes2050No
South Holland District Council77%NoNo targetNo
Rother District Council76%No2030Sept. 16, 2019
Tendring District Council75%Yes2030Aug. 6, 2019
Breckland District Council75%Yes2035Sept. 19, 2019
Suffolk County Council75%Yes2030March 21, 2019
Scarborough Borough Council74%No2030Jan. 7, 2019
Shropshire Council - Unitary73%No2030May 16, 2019

These councils are the most similar to East Lindsey 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
North Norfolk District Council89%Yes2030April 24, 2019
South Ayrshire Council86%No2045No
Monmouthshire County Council85%Yes2030May 16, 2019
South Holland District Council84%NoNo targetNo
East Riding of Yorkshire Council82%No2050Feb. 24, 2021
Angus Council82%YesNo targetSept. 5, 2019
Harborough District Council81%No2030June 24, 2019
Conwy County Borough Council81%No2030May 9, 2019
Dorset Council79%No2040May 16, 2019
South Kesteven District Council79%Yes2050Sept. 26, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Boston Borough Council96%NoNo targetJan. 20, 2020
North East Lincolnshire Council95%Yes2050Sept. 19, 2019
South Holland District Council93%NoNo targetNo
North Kesteven District Council93%Yes2030July 11, 2019
Lincolnshire County Council92%Yes2050No
West Lindsey District Council92%Yes2050No
City of Lincoln Council91%Yes2030July 23, 2019
Kingston-upon-Hull City Council90%No2030March 21, 2019
South Kesteven District Council90%Yes2050Sept. 26, 2019
King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council89%Yes2050Feb. 4, 2020

These councils are the most similar to East Lindsey 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
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council95%NoNo targetSept. 28, 2022
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council92%Yes2050No
Durham County Council92%Yes2030Feb. 20, 2019
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council90%Yes2040Sept. 18, 2019
North East Combined Authority90%NoNo targetNov. 5, 2019
Great Yarmouth Borough Council90%NoNo targetNo
Tendring District Council90%Yes2030Aug. 6, 2019
Swale Borough Council89%Yes2025June 26, 2019
Torfaen County Borough Council89%YesNo targetJune 25, 2019
Scarborough Borough Council87%No2030Jan. 7, 2019

These councils are the most similar to East Lindsey 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
South Holland District Council98%NoNo targetNo
East Devon District Council98%Yes2040July 24, 2019
Wychavon District Council96%Yes2050No
Shropshire Council - Unitary96%No2030May 16, 2019
South Norfolk District Council96%NoNo targetNo
Cornwall Council (Unitary)95%Yes2030Jan. 22, 2019
South Lakeland District Council93%Yes2030Feb. 26, 2019
North Yorkshire County Council93%Yes2030No
North Devon Council93%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Forest of Dean District Council92%Yes2030Dec. 6, 2018


This council’s climate plan has been tagged with the following features:

Powers & Responsibilities

East Lindsey 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.


    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
    East Lindsey District Council’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check East Lindsey 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 East Lindsey District Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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