Tandridge District Councils commitment to tackling climate change has reached an important milestone, with the adoption of our Climate Change Action Plan.

The plan, approved by their Strategy & Resources Committee at the end of November, was produced following our declaration of a climate change emergency in February. It sets out how they will cut our environmental impact and the steps they will take to become carbon neutral by 2030.

While this is a long term piece of work and the adoption of this plan is only the start, they are taking forward a number of priority actions immediately, including:

  • Looking at how they can better manage our greenhouse gas emissions and switch their energy supply to a green tariff, ensuring they use energy from renewable sources.
  • Taking steps to get their council buildings and housing stock to carbon zero.
  • Planning to ensure all council vehicles are powered by electric or other low carbon alternatives by our 2030 target, while investigating installing electric vehicle charging points across the district.
  • Making climate change a key consideration when they procure goods and services.

TDC will keep residents updated on their progress against the plan and will be working closely with their councillors and Surrey County Council to keep the plan under review, ensuring it is closely aligned to climate change plans across Surrey.

The committee report, including detail on the action plan, is available on their website.