2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Question: Is the council's area wide net zero target a strategic objective of the Local Plan?

Question code
Planning & Land Use
Net-zero in Local Plan
Volunteer Research
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Points awarded if the Local Plan includes:
- reaching net zero as a strategic objective of the Local Plan
- The council's net zero target date is also found within the Plan.

The net-zero target must be an area wide net-zero target.


Reaching net-zero must be part of the strategic objectives listed initially in the council's Local Plan - even if the target date is not listed in the strategic objective. This is because the objectives are broader and Joint Local Plans may have different targets between the local authorities.

We will accept other language for target dates, including carbon neutrality or the carbon budget the council has committed to stay within.

If the Local Plan references a national net-zero target it must still be a strategic objective of the local plan to meet the national target, rather than the national target just being stated.

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11 Northern Irish councils

1 point

0 Northern Irish councils
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council0/1
Ards and North Down Borough Council0/1
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council0/1
Belfast City Council0/1
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council0/1
Derry City and Strabane District Council0/1
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council0/1
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council0/1
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council0/1
Mid Ulster District Council0/1
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council0/1