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Breckland District Council

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… are required to travel to them. • Through our new waste contract, we will continue to promote reuse and recycling with residents. • We will continue to take a robust approach to enforcing environmental crimes such as fly tipping. • Using our taxi licensing policy to look at how we reduce emissions associated with taxis in the district. It will also look to release £525,000 from reserves…

… to address the fundamental issues affecting emissions. The council wishes to address its emissions levels as soon as practically possible, however a carbon audit undertaken in late 2020 has identified a number of issues were it would not be achievable to deliver carbon neutrality by 2030. These issues are: • Emissions generated by our contracted refuse vehicle fleet – As part of the recent…

… procurement of our waste contract the option of electric refuse vehicles was explored. Due to the rurality of our district the current range and technology of electric refuse vehicles would not support this. Our consultants have advised that at the end of new fleet’s life cycle it would be practical to revisit electric vehicles or explore other alternative technology such as hydrogen. • Emissions

… relating to elected member and officer travel – While the Worksmart 2020 programme will reduce the amount of times members and officers need to travel to the office there will still be some residual emissions left over when they do need to travel. With the government bringing forward the ban on the sale new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, it feels that 2035 would be a prudent date by which…

… the majority of members and staff could have switched to other more sustainable forms of transport, but it will continue to work towards reducing this sooner. • Emissions relating to heating of the councils contracted leisure facilities – While the council intends to switch its electric provision to fully renewable sources by 2024 at the end of its current contract, it will be left with a number…


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