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Erewash Borough Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

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Council only pledge for 2050

“Commit to reducing net carbon emissions to zero by 2050 in line government targets. ”

Climate documents

Erewash Borough Council Action Plan

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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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Erewash Borough Council scored zero points in this assessment. This is because the council either didn’t have any published plans at the time of the assessment, or the plans didn’t qualify.

SectionErewash Borough CouncilAverage district council
Total score0%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

387.6 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

3.4 tCO2

per person

3.5 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 Erewash Borough 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
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council85%No2030March 28, 2019
Bury Metropolitan Borough Council85%Yes2038July 10, 2019
Milton Keynes84%Yes2030Jan. 23, 2019
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council83%No2030Dec. 4, 2019
Redditch Borough Council83%No2050Sept. 23, 2019
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council83%Yes2030Oct. 8, 2019
Chesterfield Borough Council83%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Charnwood Borough Council83%Yes2030No
Warrington Borough Council83%Yes2030June 7, 2019
Telford & Wrekin Council82%Yes2030July 25, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Erewash Borough 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
Bradford Metropolitan District Council94%Yes2030Jan. 15, 2019
West Yorkshire Combined Authority93%No2038June 27, 2019
North Lanarkshire Council91%Yes2030June 20, 2019
Ashfield District Council90%NoNo targetNo
Chorley Council89%Yes2030Nov. 19, 2019
Woking Borough Council89%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council89%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Charnwood Borough Council89%Yes2030No
Lancashire County Council89%No2030Feb. 28, 2019
West Lothian Council89%NoNo targetSept. 24, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Broxtowe Borough Council98%Yes2027July 17, 2019
Derby City Council98%Yes2050May 23, 2019
Amber Valley Borough Council97%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Nottingham City Council97%Yes2028Jan. 21, 2019
Ashfield District Council97%NoNo targetNo
North West Leicestershire District Council97%Yes2030June 25, 2019
South Derbyshire District Council96%Yes2030June 27, 2019
Gedling Borough Council96%Yes2030Nov. 20, 2019
Derbyshire County Council95%Yes2032No
Charnwood Borough Council95%Yes2030No

These councils are the most similar to Erewash Borough 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
West of England Combined Authority98%Yes2030July 1, 2019
Worcestershire County Council94%Yes2030July 15, 2021
Milton Keynes94%Yes2030Jan. 23, 2019
Wyre Council94%Yes2030July 11, 2019
North Northamptonshire Council94%Yes2030July 28, 2021
Nottinghamshire County Council94%No2030May 27, 2021
Bedford Borough Council93%Yes2030March 5, 2019
Flintshire County Council93%YesNo targetNo
North East Derbyshire District Council93%Yes2030July 8, 2019
Derbyshire County Council92%Yes2032No

These councils are the most similar to Erewash Borough 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
Runnymede Borough Council99%NoNo targetOct. 17, 2019
Ashfield District Council99%NoNo targetNo
South Ribble Borough Council98%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Bracknell Forest Council98%Yes2050No
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council98%Yes2030No
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council97%Yes2038July 17, 2019
Broxtowe Borough Council97%Yes2027July 17, 2019
Elmbridge Borough Council97%No2030July 17, 2019
Adur District Council96%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Hartlepool Borough Council96%NoNo targetNo

Powers & Responsibilities

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

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