Decision details

Carbon Neutral Update

Decision Maker: Economy and Growth Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To provide an update on the progress of the carbon programme and to seek from the committee such decisions as shall be necessary in order to further the programme to its agreed conclusion.



The Committee considered a report which provided an update on the progress made by the Council to becoming a carbon neutral Council by 2025 and a carbon neutral Borough by 2045.


In May 2020, the Council had adopted a Carbon Action Plan which set out how the Council would become carbon neutral. The Action Plan set a carbon reduction target at 46% and an insetting target of 60% by 2025 from 2019 baseline levels. To date the Council had achieved carbon reduction of 11% and delivered 30% of its insetting target. The report detailed the progress in carbon reduction in the areas of Council’s operations set out in the Action Plan.


RESOLVED:  That the Committee


1          note the progress made towards the Council’s target to be carbon neutral for its own emissions by 2025 and the contents of the Borough wide baseline report 2045 (Appendix 1 to the report).


2          delegates authority to the Executive Director for Place to take all necessary actions including without limitation contract award and the execution of all necessary agreements and ancillary documentation to implement solar projects on the land referenced in Appendix 2 to the report.


3          delegates authority to the Head of Environmental Services in conjunction with relevant council teams to investigate emerging opportunities for domestic retrofit options for the residents of Cheshire East and proceed to procurement of a suitable solution.


Publication date: 17/03/2023

Date of decision: 14/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 14/03/2023 - Economy and Growth Committee

Effective from: 24/03/2023

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