Climate Change

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Salisbury City Council declared a Climate Change Emergency at Full Council on 17 June 2019.

On 14 October 2019 we agreed our Environmental Policy at Service Committee and agreed £56,000 funding for 2019/2020 at Finance and Governance Committee on 21 October 2019.

Our Declaration

  • Working to make Salisbury as carbon neutral as possible by 2030

  • Working with partners to achieve “clean air” in Salisbury by 2022, in particular by taking action to reduce vehicle emissions, supporting public transport, cycling and walking

  • Replacing or converting all council-owned or operated vehicles to electric powered vehicles as soon as is practically possible

  • Encouraging the rapid phasing out of diesel-powered buses in the City by bus operators and their replacement by cleaner or non-polluting alternatives

  • Increasing wherever possible the extent of pedestrianised areas within the City centre

  • Undertaking a comprehensive programme of improvement of the insulation of all council-owned property

  • Ensuring that such property shall be fitted with solar panels wherever possible

  • Doing everything within its power to ensure that such standards should also apply to any new buildings which are permitted within the City

Our Policy - 7 themes

  1. General Environmental Management
  2. Waste Management
  3. Energy Management
  4. Water Management
  5. Sustainable Procurement
  6. Transport/Travel
  7. Biodiversity

Our Policy

  • Regular report to Services Committee

  • Overseen by Environmental Working Group

  • £56,000 new funding allocated this year (2019/2020) towards the delivery of the plan