From the Cabinet Agenda 21st October 2020
This report introduces Swindon Borough Council’s Carbon Reduction Strategy and sets out the measures proposed to reduce SBC’s carbon emissions and to influence those of the wider borough.
1.2 The strategy aligns with the Council’s Vision for Swindon: “By 2030, Swindon will have all of the positive characteristics of a British city with one of the UK’s most successful economies; a low-carbon environment with compelling cultural, retail and leisure opportunities and excellent infrastructure. It will be a model of well managed housing
growth which supports and improves new and existing communities”
1.3 The strategy, while setting out the path towards net zero for the Council, also shows the extent of investment already made by Swindon Borough Council to further its commitment to the vision for Swindon. The Council has already invested in excess of £15m in low carbon interventions to show real leadership in making Swindon the best it can be as a low carbon economy.Recommendations
Cabinet is recommended to:
2.1 Approve the objectives and content of the draft Carbon Reduction Strategy to release
for wider consultation. The draft strategy summarised and contained in full in appendix
2.2 Request that the Cabinet Member bring back the amended Strategy for approval by Cabinet and Council in February 2021.
2.3 Authorise the Director of Economy, Growth and Place to be the lead officer for the delivery of this strategy