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Isle of Wight Council

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… • Energy outcomes The council will seek projects and partnerships to maximise energy efficiency and renewable energy generation through a smart energy network • Transport outcomes The council will review transport options on the Isle of Wight to ensure future plans are in line with net zero targets • Housing outcomes The council will assist private homeowners and landlords and new housing

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… of decarbonisation will, in general, be considerable, although net long-term savings may be achieved in some areas (for example, electric vehicles are generally more expensive to purchase as of 2021, but owners are likely to achieve long-term savings on fuel). While there is funding becoming available for various projects, both from central government and from other organisations, the majority…

… to meet net zero in its own operations by its target date of 2030, particularly if up to 15% of emissions can be offset. Several projects are already underway to decarbonise the council’s estate and operations. However, these projects will need to accelerate through the rest of this decade, particularly as central government introduces new targets for decarbonisation and biodiversity…

… urban forests. Offsetting the full amount of 15% of baseline emissions locally through planting and land use change is likely to be very challenging owing to The council will aim to meet net zero in its own operations by 2030, with no more than 15% offset taking place through planting schemes on council-owned land Schools across the Isle of Wight are expected to aim to meet net zero…

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council

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… with each property. This is also required where practicable and proportionate for non-residential developments.  New dwellings will be required to meet the Building regulations optional re- quirement for tighter water efficiency of 110 litres/person/day (draft policy LP44). The Council is mindful that Housing Standards Review in 2014 resulted in the Coalition Government winding down the voluntary…

… W as te m an ag e m e n t Home energy efficiency work is delivered through a combination of advice, marketing and promotion, energy efficiency schemes, financial assistance and signposting to funded or discounted measures where available in partnership with other agencies. Waste Minimisation and Recycling Managing the way we deal with waste, helps to tackle climate change and re…

… Building Regulations. The Council’s focus is to improve existing housing condition ensuring homes are safe and warm by encouraging and supporting the installation of both energy conservation and efficiency measures. Our private sector housing work directly links with sustainability objectives. We will adopt a whole house approach con- sidering energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable…

… Code for Sustainable Homes, and made it clear that local plans should not be setting any additional local technical standards or requirements relating to the energy performance of new dwellings. The view taken by the Government was that the energy perfor- mance of new build homes is a matter for the national Building Regulations re- gime. The submitted Local Plan responds well to the sections…

…- mate change, will form part of that exercise. It is anticipated that the government will introduce the Future Homes Standard by 2025, which will set new requirements for new homes built in England via Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations. It is anticipated that this will re- quire new build homes to be future-proofed with low carbon heating, and world- leading levels of energy efficiency

Bracknell Forest Council

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…. Promote the Green Homes Grant Description Green Homes Grant of £275,000 under bid 2 (LAD 2 scheme). Funding energy efficiency and or renewable energy improvements in E,F,G fuel poverty homes. Lead officers Hazel Hill and Councillor Birch. Indicators linked to monitoring progress Number of properties benefiting from funding. Baseline measure at the start…

…). Domestic energy efficiency CS12 policy - renewable energy concepts on all new builds Description Make sure that properties meet a minimum renewable energy standard. Lead officers Hazel Hill and Councillor Hayes. Indicators linked to monitoring progress All new developments of 5 or more homes or more than 500 sq metres…

…. Emerging Bracknell Forest Local Plan - sustainable construction Description Emerging policy on sustainable construction requires a reduction in carbon emissions or net zero emissions for new dwellings, water efficiency standards and sustainability standards for non-residential development. Lead officers Sarah Slade. Indicators linked to monitoring progress…

… to be built this quarter. These involve mixed types for consultation. Unfortunately, only 470 dwellings passed the CS12 policy requirements. Often they need to review the Energy Demand Assessment or it has not been included in planning application. When the local plan is adopted (Spring 2023) it is hoped the council will create a ring-fenced funding pot for those developments which fail to meet the CA12…

… policy requirements. This will require developers to pay a compensatory sum which can be used to retrofit the borough’s least energy efficient buildings and homes and help those residents living in fuel poverty. Currently under discussion. Quarter 3 update - October to December 2022 Commented on applications involving 2,688 new dwellings to be built this quarter - mixed types for consultation…

Three Rivers District Council

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… as soon as possible. 17 Efficiency of Existing Buildings Domestic energy use accounts for 27% of carbon dioxide emissions in Three Rivers. Over two-thirds of properties in Three Rivers are energy inefficient, with an EPC rating below a C. Three Rivers District Council has secured Green Homes Grant funding to lift over 100 homes out of fuel poverty in 2021, and reduce energy-related…

… for energy efficiency where planning permission is required . • Work with the utility companies to improve energy efficiency in homes locally. • Report on the implementation of residential energy efficiency measures in the District in line with the Home Energy Conservation Act. • Encourage housing associations, commercial properties, and public buildings to adopt energy efficiency measures…

… 80,000 car journeys annually (saving an estimated 40% of carbon emissions with the same journeys made by a small car). Since 2020 we have: • Secured Green Homes Grant funding to alleviate fuel poverty by improving energy efficiency in over 100 dwellings across the District. • Helped residents recycle 64.1% of their waste – the highest proportion of waste recycled, composted or reused…

Homes Standard by 2025 to ensure new build homes are future-proofed with low carbon heating and exceptional levels of energy efficiency. • Expect all proposals for development to be designed sensitively to build in resilience to extreme weather events by managing flood risk, enhancing the Green and Blue Infrastructure Network, and optimising passive solar gain, whilst reducing…

…: Improve industrial, commercial and domestic energy efficiency in the District in existing buildings. Three Rivers District Council’s vision is that the District should be a better place to live and work for everyone. The aims and priorities for the Council include reducing the carbon-footprint of the District and supporting our most vulnerable people. Improving the energy efficiency of homes

Stratford-on-Avon District Council

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… a deep carbon retrofit of all Council owned dwellings below EPC C by 2030 Implement new software to map EPC ratings of all Council owned properties to inform investment decisions 2021 2022 Housing [£] Green Homes Grant (LAD 2) funding Parity software currently being implement ed Social Housing - Develop a Retrofit Strategy 2021 2022 Housing [£] Green Homes Grant (LAD…

… already part funded through grants and WDC HIP 3.2 We will work with local Housing Associations to support in accessing and utilising finding to deliver a deep carbon reduction retrofit of all Council owned dwellings below EPC C by 2030 Support Housing Associations and work together on consortium bids to maximise funding available to all residents living in social housing

… [£££] [£££] 3.3 We will work with local Housing Associations to support in accessing and utilising finding to deliver a deep carbon reduction retrofit of all HA owned dwellings below EPC C by 2030 [£] [£] 3.4 We will support landlords and homeowners to improve the energy performance of their properties including exploring funding opportunities such as through BEIS schemes and others. [££] [££] 3.5…

… Warwickshire needs to be considered to understand the future requirement of the Power Grid and to provide the information to the available at, or close to, places of work DNO at the earliest opportunity Develop a green travel plan in association with the relocation to new office buildings 2022 2023 Sustainable Transport Travel Officer Nil (but once plan developed proposals…

…; grant funding Potential to be revenue neutral subject to sponsorshi p and scheme income Work with WCC and other relevant organisations, alongside local charities/pressure groups to produce a network of suitable cycle routes Present On- going STPO, WCC, Place and Economy Dependent on scheme S106; CIL; Grant funding (via WCC); partner match funding Cost per…

Woking Borough Council

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… Anthesis to undertake an independent carbon footprint assessment of the Council’s corporate emissions. • Following the success of the Green Jump Surrey project, Action Surrey is delivering further fully funded energy efficiency measures under the government’s Sustainable Warmth scheme. • Surrey County Council (SCC) is working on behalf of a consortium of local district and borough councils

… to tackle fuel poverty and make progress towards net zero 2050. The government has allocated £1.1 billion to the Home Upgrade Grant over the next three years, which is being delivered from early 2022 to March 2025, with the next applications expected to open in autumn this year. Surrey County Council (SCC) is working on behalf of the consortium of Surrey district and boroughs to tender…

… the energy supply for all Council buildings and operations and eliminate emissions directly through the supply of renewable / sustainable power sources. Action Surrey (part of the ThamesWey group owned by WBC) delivered £9 million worth of government funded household energy efficiency improvements across the county through the Green Jump Surrey project (2020 to 2022). Following the success…

… from October. These are in addition to the energy bill rebate scheme announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 3 February 2022. The government has announced a further phase of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (Phase 3B) opening for applications from September 2022. ThamesWey is liaising with WBC Property Services on potential bid ideas however match funding requirements…

… poverty Climate Emergency Action Plan Update 8 Theme / Priority Action: Council assets Progress to June 2022: Description of actions taken • support green jobs • develop the retrofit sector • improve the comfort, health and well-being of social housing tenants The competition window for SHDF Wave 2 funding will open in late August / early September 2022. Details of the fund have…

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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… including through Government funded schemes. The Panel learned that the Council was involved in a range of environmental partnerships across the county, from large to small scale, all working to protect and enhance the natural environment such as the Local Nature Partnership and the HEYwoods project. These schemes were essential to support the development of a sustainable green economy

… to the area. There were also funding opportunities available to the Council that the Panel were keen to see accessed for projects such as heat networks. The Council had already accessed many Government grants and the Panel wanted to see greater utilisation of technology to reduce carbon emissions and encourage residents to explore opportunities for energy relate property level improvements…

operators and works with all rail companies to improve the infrastructure into local train stations including the potential to electrify the rail lines between Hull, Sheffield and Leeds. East Riding of Yorkshire Council [Asset Strategy/ Transport Services] 9 That the Council continues to lobby the Government to introduce national changes to planning legislation to ensure that new

… underground pipes generated by a gas combined heat and power unit. The first energy network is likely to be in Beverley and will initially connect several council buildings, the Minster and 79 council houses with expansion to other public and private buildings in future years. Work is also underway for an energy network in Goole in partnership with private companies. 3.43 Under the Carbon…

… is a priority under the strategy. The Council records all its energy generation figures in order to claim government subsidies to finance further carbon reduction or energy generation schemes. The strategy led to the Council securing a high feed in tariff rate which generates funding of around £350,000 per year for reinvestment. 3.45 As a result of the energy efficiency work undertaken…

London Borough of Sutton

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… approach taken by the council is through grants from BEIS and Defra (see social housing decarbonisation fund section). 4.7. The Green Community Municipal bond pitched to the Council by Abundance Investment remains an option for community sourcing of funding. The cost of borrowing is similar or marginally lower than the Public Works Loan Board rates available to the Council. This coupled with the size…

… a business case - software has been purchased to enable further modelling. Funding has also been earmarked within the Housing Revenue Account Business Plan from year 5 to support decarbonisation work. Delivery at scale will require suitable grant support. 4.14. Work to develop plans to retrofit the remaining council properties to zero carbon standard (6,600 properties in total) will be progressed…

… highest energy consuming corporate properties. The surveys were completed in September 2022 and the reports were used to form the basis of an application to phase 3b of the Government's Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme. Nine Council Commercial properties were surveyed to identify Retrofit Technologies for carbon savings and included in the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) Bid submission…

…) 4.8. Sutton Decentralised Energy Network is a district heating scheme which uses waste heat from the Beddington Energy Recovery Facility to power homes in the borough. It currently serves those in the New Mill Quarter development in Hackbridge. Heat network designers have been undertaking connection surveys of existing buildings to establish potential heat loads. Other work includes the production…

… management organisation responsible for the maintenance of the council's social housing properties in the borough. To deliver on the Council's net zero carbon emissions target, all homes managed by SHP will need to be retrofitted to a net zero carbon standard. 4.10. The council continues to work with Sutton Housing Partnership to deliver a project to retrofit 75 homes. This is part of wave 1…

Ashford Borough Council

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… completion of retrofitting works 6.5 Improve the energy efficiency of homes in the private sector Work with the Greater South East Energy Hub to deliver the allocated funding available through the Green Homes Grant, Local Authority Delivery Phase 2 Increase energy efficiency of homes Reduction in CO2 emissions from private sector housing Reduction in fuel poverty 1) Amount of funding

… is supplied from renewable energy sources Local renewable energy generation increases and creates income for the council and local communities The council uses 100% green energy in its operations 1. Number of small scale community energy projects 2. MWh of renewable energy generated from council assets 3. Number of homes powered by renewable energy 4. Percentage of council’s energy tariff…

… business support/information materials for top employers Employers are knowledgeable and able to implement sustainable business practice 1. Number of green business ambassadors 2. % of employees working in low carbon businesses Identify best practice and create local green business ambassadors to inspire other businesses What we’ve been doing: Promoting the LoCase scheme enabled the UK

Efficiency Standards and take enforcement action where necessary Actively contribute to Kent Energy Efficiency Partnership to address fuel poverty Promote energy efficiency schemes available to homeowners and private landlords 3.6 Priority 6 - Reduce the environmental footprint of buildings through retrofitting existing buildings and new build developments Across the UK only 5% of the energy used…

… 1. Number of homes retrofitted each year 2. % of home with EPC ratings at C or above 3. Level of satisfaction of tenants with their home Explore efficiencies of scale through joint working with other stock holding local authorities/ Registered Providers through Kent Housing Group Develop a delivery plan…

London Borough of Lewisham

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… our broader economy. 1.7 Despite this momentum for action a decade of budget cuts has left the local government sector facing unprecedented challenges delivering its statutory responsibilities. Lewisham Council’s funding from government has been cut by over 58% since 2013/144. The Council has also faced increased costs through population growth, changes to government policy and other

… in relation to Council buildings and schools. Delivering the kind of actions within the Radical Stretch and Systemic Change scenarios will fundamentally depend on central government providing the Council and others locally with the resources. Core Action 226 Lewisham Council 2.4 Lewisham homes 77 Other social housing 53 Schools 28 Other Public sector 2.6 Transport 42 Commercial 13…

efficiency of homes and making more sustainable food and transport choices will also leave residents with more disposable income that can be spent in the local economy. 11 https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/environmentalaccounts/bulletins/finalestimates/2017 12 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/views-on-the-green-economy-survey…

… within it and should be used as a way to lever in private sector funding to deliver of national, regional and local ambitions for carbon reduction in housing, transport and green infrastructure and should be used to tackle inequality in relation to the impact of climate change and delivery of UK target to be net zero carbon. Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) There should be alignment between…

… of the Council. These are often buildings with lower energy efficiency standards which are expensive to retrofit. A stock wide assessment will inform a new asset management strategy that will seek to drive widespread improvements. This includes cutting residents’ energy bills and decarbonising the housing stock and the way their services are run. Achieving this will have its challenges, with funding

Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

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… projects and funding bids – PV, Heat Networks and Onshore Wind e.g. DEEP City heat, Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme bid and Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme Support community and cooperative energy projects in partnership e.g. Rural Community Energy Fund GMCA/Council/ CQ Partners Bruntwood, UA92, Lancs CC Council/VCSE SHORT/ MED Corporate Priorities: Green

… City heat, Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme bid and Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme Support community and cooperative energy projects in partnership e.g. Rural Community Energy Fund Corporate Priorities: Green and Connected. Council/Strategic Planning/OTP Continued involvement in GM Urban Pioneer for Biodiversity Net Gain in Planning and GM Nature Recovery Network…

sector in Traford Council/Amey/ Strategic Growth SHORT/ MED Identify local businesses in the green sector and work with them to recruit young people to train for environmental jobs in the sector through ofering work experience, Kickstart placements and apprenticeships Council and other business partners SHORT/ MED Review the opportunity for some roles to be ofered as training…

…. ACTION LEAD TIMESCALE Promote the Green Homes Grant (GHG) Local Authority Delivery (LAD) Schemegrants of up to £10,000 available for carbon saving measure in the home. Continue to promote the Energy Efciency Grant. SME’s may be entitled to a grant of between £1,000 and £12,500 to help with up to 50% of the costs of your energy efciency improvements such as LED lighting. GMCA/Housing

… and Engagement Action Plan 1 Governance, Engagement and Collaboration 2 Production and Consumption of Resources 3 Transport and Travel 4 Heat and Energy 5 Natural Environment 6 Skills and Green Growth 7 Homes, Workplaces and Buildings 4 5 1 Foreword Traford Council was one of the frst local authorities to declare a climate emergency in November 2018, whilst Greater…

Bromsgrove District Council

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… and power where possible ‰ Water – processing and providing water uses huge amounts of energy, so wasting water also wastes emissions ‰ Transport – although we have limited influence on this sector, we can all do our bit to reduce our own travel emissions ‰ Green economy – we need to help the local economy recover in the cleanest, greenest way it can ‰ Open spaces – we can use our open spaces…

… essential miles. 3. Reduce staff mileage and ensure only essential travel is undertaken. Strategic Actions Arising ‰ Continue schemes to promote loft/cavity wall insulation, improve RBC housing stock and work with Housing Associations in BDC to increase domestic energy efficiency. ‰ Reduce internal energy consumption and increase energy efficiency of buildings ‰ Work with LSP partners (e.g. PCT, New

…, improving the energy efficiency of our homes can help combat rising fuel costs and tackle cold and damp associated health problems as well as reducing emissions. For the business sector, climate change may provide opportunities e.g. in the environmental technologies sector and the development of green collar economies. For the Councils internally, we can combine reducing emissions with reducing ongoing…

… to be made of emissions for a consumer of fuel, which also include the emissions from producing the fuel the consumer has used. Domestic Housing: All housing in the local authority area, including Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMOs), privately owned and leased housing Business: Industry and commercial emissions, including public sector, but not those included in the EU Emissions trading scheme

… ‰ Ensure water efficiency/harvesting wherever possible, including at heavy user sites e.g. Depot, Leisure Centres etc. ‰ Ensure drainage systems are maintained and appropriate ‰ Work with the Environment Agency to develop local flood plans. ‰ Encourage green roof installations 7.3 Water Although the UK is perceived as a rainy area, because population density is high and geographical and seasonal…

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

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efficient properties so also works to tackle fuel poverty within the borough. 2.15 To support consortia bid for ‘Sustainable Warmth’, the latest round of Green Homes Grant funding. If successful, to promote within the borough and maximise reach among our residents Medium Low Q1 2022 – Q1 2023 No. of installations within the borough New action for 21/22. If successful, scheme

… private landlords in meeting Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). Appropriate enforcement action utilised where required Medium Low Q2 2021 Plan developed. Ongoing monitoring of non-domestic EPC improvements Grants available (see below) also available to landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their properties. We are working with the Environment Centre, a local

… and council loans/grants being utilised to ‘plug the gaps’. 2.14 Support delivery of the new government Green Homes Grant (GHG) within the borough including promotion via available channels Medium Low Q4 2020 No. of GHG vouchers provided within borough (if available) Original GHG voucher scheme promoted. 146 measures installed to date in the borough under the voucher scheme. Details…

… Adoption of high standards ahead of detailed planning application Following the resolution to grant the outline planning application for northern Manydown, the Manydown Development partnership, of which the council is a part, continues to work to development partnership to ensure new homes at Manydown North are well-built and designed to achieve high environmental standards

… will run from Jan 2022 – March 2023. The scheme will build on LAD scheme above by providing grant funding to low income households, with distinct funding for households on and off the gas network. 2.16 Develop further strategy for retrofit of domestic and commercial properties to reduce energy demand High TBC Q4 2022 The council has been awaiting the publication of the government

North East Derbyshire District Council

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… portfolio and selling others. Priorities: • Adopt a fabric first approach to our council owned homes to achieve significant carbon reduction and cost savings in the wider area. • Invest in external wall insulation and heating to improve the energy efficiency of Council and privately owned non-traditional housing stock supported through LAD/HUG grant funding schemes. • Home Assistance Co…

… is an ongoing concern. 19 Theme 8 - Housing Context: The Council is landlord for over 7,000 dwellings. In addition there are a further 41,000 other dwellings in the District. The Council can influence the sustainability of the local housing stock through investment and raising awareness of emerging opportunities. We are continually adding properties (new build and existing) to our housing

…, there is the opportunity for a range of economic and social benefits for our organisation and our communities. Schemes we are already implementing, such as fitting external wall insulation to our housing stock or rebuilding our properties that cannot be effectively improved, will ensure homes are more energy efficient and so contribute to reductions in the wider sense. Other activities we undertake…

…-ordinator visits to residents to assist them in reducing their carbon footprint and reducing their energy bills. • Work with our tenants to help them reduce their energy and water usage and carbon footprint. Challenges: The cost of renovation schemes means that these are partially reliant on the availability of grant funding. Embedding energy saving thinking in the occupant requires buy…

…, and coordinate our resources better and more sustainably. The five key themes of the Strategy are: • Local Authority Estate, Operations and Services • Strengthening the Low Carbon Economy • Decarbonising Derbyshire’s Housing • Sustainable Transport, Travel and Infrastructure • Waste and Resources. Awaiting publication. North East Derbyshire District Council Plan 2019 - 2023 The Council Plan…

Thanet District Council

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….  Service specific Housing Thanet District Council is committed to increasing energy efficiency standards and reducing their carbon footprint. We have committed to installing solar panel systems across Phase 3 of our new build programme comprising 26 properties: 6 houses and 20 flats which will greatly reduce their carbon footprint. These homes will also be fitted…

… strategies and policies, assisting town councils and community groups with tree and biodiversity related enquiries and also assisting planning department with applications around TPO trees and landscaping of new sites. Home Energy Officer whose role includes reducing carbon emissions for all existing and new homes in Thanet and to reduce fuel poverty in the district…

… with high levels of insulation, reducing energy costs to our tenants and keeping the homes warm in winter and cool in summer. Home Energy Thanet District Council Homes Energy Officer is working with the government to enable residents obtain vouchers to receive up to 66% off the price of installing energy saving items such as insulation, double glazing and heat…

Open Spaces Our Open Spaces Team, Thanet Coast Project and Biodiversity and Horticultural Officer have been working with the Bumblebee Trust to create wildflower meadows in locations across Thanet. They have been using a new cut and collect method which helps increase flower diversity, providing more nectar to local bees and other insects. In addition, they have launched a project to tranform…

… as alternatives to diesel combustion engines. Operational services will also continue to investigate the cost and performance of other electric vehicles within the fleet . Thanet Coast Project The Thanet Coast Project raises awareness of the importance of marine and bird life and works with local people and visitors delivering seashore safaris. They also run a Thanet…

Borough of Broxbourne

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… Increase in allotment usage. Additional funding required if a new site has to be cleared and facilities installed. Works to create a new allotment site at Church Lane, Wormley is in progress with a view to the site being operational during 2023. Alternative locations for re- location are being considered. 9.5 Provide information on the Council’s website to assist residents…

Government grants for energy efficiency improvements to their homes. Community Development Manager Sustainability Officer. a) Participation in and promotion of LAD2, Sustainable Warmth (LAD3 HUG1), HUG2 and ECO4 schemes b) Number of households assisted or advised on accessing these grants. External funding LAD2 funding (£253,000) is being allocated to eligible…

… parking facilities for bicycles in Town Centres by March 2021; Subject to S106 funding Hertfordshire County Council and central government grants Other external funding sources including Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, SUSTRANS, and Highways England. Complete. Thirty three new bike racks installed borough-wide. Additional cycling facilities planned in Waltham Cross…

… arrangements Possible capital expenditure for creation of quiet zones for online meetings in Council offices; and for purchase of bikes/e-bikes. The home working survey did not yield a comprehensive response. However, as a matter of practice most staff have adopted a hybrid model of working. The option of home working is available to most staff within operational constraints…

… by CMT in February. Car share scheme in operation Dependent on above. Dependent on above. Increase in the number of people traveling by greener modes of transport and/or better perception of these modes of transport by January 2024 measured by staff travel survey. New objective. Will be measured in January 2024. 8 2.2 Increase proportion…

Wyre Council

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… to limiting the threat of climate change, there are many other positive outcomes – also known as co-benefits – that we also gain from reducing our emissions. These actions help us to achieve our vision for a sustainable future for Wyre, involving: - Quiet, safe streets for children to play. - Warm efficient homes. - An upskilled workforce with greener jobs and a thriving local economy

… that we can transition away from fossil fuels to a better low carbon future for Wyre, but we need help to make this happen. Where we are limited in our powers as a borough council, we look to the government, Lancashire County Council and our key stakeholders for funding and assistance. We also rely on our individuals, communities and businesses to get involved in cutting emissions where they can…

… National legalisation: - The UK’s Net Zero Strategy sets out how the UK will deliver on its commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050, outlining measures to transition to a green and sustainable future, help businesses and consumers to move to clean power and reduce Britain’s reliance on important fossil fuels by boosting clean energy. This includes measures to support local authorities…

… internal budgeting, financing these action plans will be a significant challenge. Tackling climate change requires work at all levels of the council and across the wider borough. As highlighted above, our budgetary constraints and limitations in our powers as a borough council mean we cannot hope to fund these actions ourselves. We are therefore reliant on external grant funding opportunities…

… Using policies to help shape new developments, regeneration plans, green infrastructure and economic development. Showcasing Bringing people together to create effective partnerships and to demonstrate and reward good practice in the community. Engaging Communicating locally to encourage and motivate behaviour change, educate others and raise awareness on climate change…

Pembrokeshire County Council

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… be maintained for the good of people and the environment.  The Council is aiming to increase the number of its electric pool cars (currently two) as an alternative to existing diesel-powered cars.  £368,000 grant funding has been obtained from the Welsh Government Local Transport Fund to install 28 fast electric-vehicle charging points (56 sockets – i.e. ‘double-headed’ chargepoints, which…

… the installation of LED lighting, controls upgrades, variable-speed drives, valve insulation, combined heating and power (CHP), and solar PV. - Re:fit Cymru Phase 2 – PCC is currently working with its provider to deliver condensing-boiler upgrades at a further five sites, for delivery by the end of 2020.  The Council is using Welsh Government education backlog maintenance funding to carry out LED…

… yet – effectively saying that the world had just 12 years to get a grip on this issue or our ecosystem would suffer irreparable damage. This has led to a realisation that time is fast running out, which resulted in a climate emergency being declared during 2019 by many organisations including Pembrokeshire County Council and over 280 other UK local authorities. The Welsh Government and UK

… PCNPA ADMIN BUILDINGS BRIDGE INNOVATION CENTRE UNITS NOT LEASED CIVIC AMENITY SITES & RECYCLING CENTRES LIFEGUARD STATIONS LIFEBOAT STATION LEASED OUT VACANT / 'MOTHBALLED' SCHOOLS TOWN HALLS BRIDGE INNOVATION CENTRE UNITS LEASED SHELTERED ACCOMODATION COMMUNAL LIGHTING TO DOMESTIC ACCOM. RESIDENTIAL HOMES WITH FULL TIME CARE SOLD / DEMOLISHED / DE- ENERGISED…

… and energy-generation schemes at non-domestic council properties across the County. Together, these are estimated to be saving over £700,000 and 4000 tonnes of CO2 (tCO2) each year. This investment – coupled with the Council’s ongoing property rationalisation, agile working and maintenance programmes – is producing financial and carbon savings in times of increasing utility prices.  PCC…

London Borough of Wandsworth

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… and what they can do. This included a “Love to Garden” campaign, which highlighted the positive benefits of maintaining gardens, and the launch of a climate change e- newsletter. 25. £500,000 of funding from central government was secured to improve the energy efficiency of people’s homes through the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme. Wandsworth was one of only 56 local

… providing a full assessment of the benefits and viability of utilisation of cleaner and green technologies. The Green Homes Grant funding from central government includes a full suite of retrofit works to four tenanted properties including the installation of solar PVs, LED lighting and upgraded heating and heating controls. These works, which are underway, will improve the energy efficiency

… rate for EVs to incentivise deployment. Zipcar has ambitions to make the Flex fleet fully electric by 2025, so it is expected that more users each year able to take advantage of driving cars that are free from tailpipe emissions. Improving energy efficiency in homes 70. Delivery of Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme will continue, and bids will be developed for any future

… jobs. The Council will work with local providers, including South Thames College, to develop new courses that provide the skills needed for local residents to thrive in the developing green economy. 63. Further actions around the green economy include working with key businesses and groups in the borough, including the Chamber of Commerce, to share information and practical guidance on how…

… chargepoints scheduled to be installed in Q1 2021/22, providing 46 sockets at 13 separate sites. Another estimated 20 on- street residential chargepoints across 10 sites will be included in the planning for Q2 2021/22 with site selection focused on filling the gaps in wards that have lower levels of provision, as mentioned above. Wandsworth Council secured £88,250 grant funding as one of the consortium

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

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Local Authority Delivery scheme - £12m for the whole of Lancashire. The scheme is designed to improve the energy efficiency of low income, fuel poor households in their local area. The scheme has to be implemented by the end of December 2021. The Council-commissioned Healthy Homes programme, delivered by Care Network has been revised to remove criteria for support. A refreshed communications…

… Making Your Mark Campaign. The Council needs, with other local authorities, to show leadership in taking action. It remains, of course, the role of national Government to improve leadership and coordination over UK climate policy implementation. In acknowledgement of the urgency of the situation the Council declared a Climate Emergency and committed to work with residents and partners…

… authorities that delivers domestic energy efficiency schemes pan-Lancashire. CHiL works to improve the energy efficiency of Lancashire homes, address health inequalities exacerbated by living in cold damp homes, reduce fuel poverty, tackle seasonal excess deaths and reduce carbon emissions from the domestic sector. Electric vehicle charge points have been installed in 5 public car parks in Blackburn…

… procurers. However, it is not all in the Council’s control or sphere of influence, nor does the authority have the resource and expertise to tackle everything. It is important to work in partnership with residents, particularly young people, business and other sectors to find solutions and to be prepared to lobby government on the big issues that need a national or even an international response…

… ACTION PLAN Objective Action Progress/Proposals Timescales Lead CO2 Impact Fuel poverty. The Council will continue to work with partners and through CHiL to secure funds, provide advice, promote the benefits of energy efficiency measures and enforce minimum standards in the private rented sector. UN SDGs 7 – Affordable & clean energy 10 – Reduced inequalities Fuel Poverty…

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