2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Question: Does the council have a minimum requirement for on-site renewable energy generation for new building development?

Question code
Planning & Land Use
Renewable Energy Generation in New Development
Volunteer Research
Question weight


Two-tier criteria:
Points awarded if the council has a policy for any minimum level of onsite renewable energy generation for new building development.

Further points awarded if the council has a policy that requires 20%, or above, onsite renewable energy generation for new building development.


If this policy is expressed in terms of carbon reduction of energy by requiring the installation of renewable energy, instead of renewable energy usage, then the point would be awarded. A 15% reduction in carbon emissions through installing renewable energy will be treated as equivalent to a 15% requirement for total energy use from installing renewable energy.

If this policy is applied for all new developments but does not apply for small scale developments (in England this is defined as any development under 10 homes) then the council will still score the point.

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Bath and North East Somerset Council2/2beta.bathnes.gov.uk
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Bristol City Council2/2bristol.gov.uk
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Cornwall Council (Unitary)2/2cornwall.gov.uk
Dumfries and Galloway Council2/2dumgal.gov.uk
East Dunbartonshire Council2/2eastdunbarton.gov.uk
Fife Council2/2fife-consult.objective.co.uk
Glasgow City Council2/2glasgow.gov.uk
London Borough of Camden2/2camden.gov.uk
London Borough of Enfield2/2enfield.gov.uk
London Borough of Haringey2/2haringey.gov.uk
London Borough of Merton2/2merton.gov.uk
London Borough of Sutton2/2drive.google.com
Manchester City Council2/2greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk
Milton Keynes2/2milton-keynes.gov.uk
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council2/2greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk
Plymouth City Council2/2plymouth.gov.uk
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council2/2greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk
Salford City Council2/2greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk
South Gloucestershire Council2/2beta.southglos.gov.uk
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council2/2greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk
Thurrock Council2/2thurrock.gov.uk
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council2/2greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk
Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council2/2greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk
Aberdeenshire Council1/2online.aberdeenshire.gov.uk
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council1/2barnsley.gov.uk
Bedford Borough Council1/2bedford.gov.uk
Birmingham City Council1/2birmingham.gov.uk
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Borough Council1/2bcpcouncil.gov.uk
Bradford Metropolitan District Council1/2bradford.oc2.uk
Bridgend County Borough Council1/2bridgend.gov.uk
Brighton and Hove City Council1/2brighton-hove.gov.uk
Buckinghamshire Council1/2buckinghamshire-gov-uk.s3.amazonaws.com
Carmarthenshire County Council1/2carmarthenshire.gov.wales
Central Bedfordshire Council1/2centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
Cheshire East Council (Unitary)1/2cheshireeast.gov.uk
City of Edinburgh Council1/2edinburgh.gov.uk
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council1/2dmbcwebstolive01.blob.core.windows.net
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council1/2blackcountryplan.dudley.gov.uk
Dundee City Council1/2dundeecity.gov.uk
Durham County Council1/2durham.gov.uk
East Ayrshire Council1/2east-ayrshire.gov.uk
East Renfrewshire Council1/2eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Falkirk Council1/2falkirk.gov.uk
Flintshire County Council1/2flintshire.gov.uk
Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council1/2gateshead.gov.uk
Isle of Wight Council1/2iow.gov.uk
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Leicester City Council1/2consultations.leicester.gov.uk
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham1/2london.gov.uk
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London Borough of Bexley1/2london.gov.uk
London Borough of Brent1/2legacy.brent.gov.uk
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Newport City Council1/2newport.gov.uk
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North Lanarkshire Council1/2northlanarkshire.gov.uk
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Perth and Kinross Council1/2pkc.gov.uk
Powys County Council1/2en.powys.gov.uk
Reading Borough Council1/2images.reading.gov.uk
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council1/2rotherham.gov.uk
Royal Borough of Greenwich1/2royalgreenwich.gov.uk
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea1/2planningconsult.rbkc.gov.uk
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames1/2kingstonletstalk.co.uk
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead1/2rbwm.gov.uk
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council1/2blackcountryplan.dudley.gov.uk
Sheffield City Council1/2haveyoursay.sheffield.gov.uk
Shropshire Council - Unitary1/2shropshire.gov.uk
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council1/2solihull.gov.uk
Southampton City Council1/2southampton.gov.uk
South Ayrshire Council1/2south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council1/2
Stirling Council1/2stirling.gov.uk
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council1/2stockton.gov.uk
Swansea City Council1/2swansea.gov.uk
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council1/2wakefield.gov.uk
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council1/2go.walsall.gov.uk
Warrington Borough Council1/2warrington.gov.uk
West Berkshire Council1/2westberks.gov.uk
West Lothian Council1/2westlothian.gov.uk
West Northamptonshire Council1/2westnorthants.gov.uk
Wirral Council1/2wirral.gov.uk
Wokingham Borough Council1/2wokingham.gov.uk
Wolverhampton City Council1/2blackcountryplan.dudley.gov.uk
Angus Council0/2
Argyll and Bute Council0/2
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council0/2
Blackpool Borough Council0/2
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council0/2
Bracknell Forest Council0/2
Caerphilly County Borough Council0/2
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Cardiff Council0/2
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Cheshire West and Chester Council0/2
City of York Council0/2
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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar0/2
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Coventry City Council0/2
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Isles of Scilly0/2
Kingston-upon-Hull City Council0/2
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Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council0/2
Liverpool City Council0/2
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham0/2
London Borough of Harrow0/2
London Borough of Lewisham0/2
London Borough of Redbridge0/2
London Borough of Tower Hamlets0/2
London Borough of Waltham Forest0/2
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Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council0/2
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Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council0/2
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Swindon Borough Council0/2
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Torfaen County Borough Council0/2
Vale of Glamorgan Council0/2
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Westminster City Council0/2
Wiltshire Council0/2
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