Climate Change

Salisbury City Council and the Environment009 21stJuly2021 SCC Hybrid Van Photo by Ash Mills

Salisbury City Council declared a Climate Change Emergency at Full Council on 17 June 2019.

Our Declaration

  • Working to make Salisbury as carbon neutral as possible by 2030
  • Working with partners to achieve “clean air” in Salisbury, in particular by taking action to reduce vehicle emissions, supporting public transport, cycling and walking
  • Replacing or converting all council-owned or operated vehicles to electric powered vehicles as soon as is practically possible
  • Encouraging the rapid phasing out of diesel-powered buses in the City by bus operators and their replacement by cleaner or non-polluting alternatives
  • Increasing wherever possible the extent of pedestrianised areas within the City centre
  • Undertaking a comprehensive programme of improvement of the insulation of all council-owned property
  • Ensuring that such property shall be fitted with solar panels wherever possible
  • Doing everything within its power to ensure that such standards should also apply to any new buildings which are permitted within the City

Our Policy - 6 themes

  1. General Environmental Management
  2. Waste Management
  3. Energy and Water Management
  4. Sustainable Procurement
  5. Transport/Travel
  6. Natural Environment Management

We regularly report to Environment and Climate Committee on progress against the action plan, please click here for details