Between July and October 2019 we carried out a series of consultation exercises with members, staff, partners and the public to gather ideas and feedback to help inform our response to the climate emergency. More than 190 ideas were generated. These ideas have been reviewed and refined on the basis of cost, feasibility and carbon impact. Together with other research and evidence gathering from other local authorities, this has helped us identify eight priority areas we need to focus our time, money and effort on in order to achieve our vision. Our action plan sets out a series of actions for each priority and the known carbon impact and cost implications.

The following pages gives more information on some of the key issues and evidence behind each priority.