In 2019, Telford & Wrekin Council declared a climate emergency. It is now working, along with partners, to go carbon neutral by 2030 – and to reduce single-use plastic across the council by 2023!


By making our buildings more energy efficient and environmentally friendly we can reduce the impact they are having on climate change.

This can be done by repairing or upgrading existing buildings.  Building/construction companies can do their bit too, by using modern building methods, changing their planning policies and designing more energy efficient buildings to reduce emissions.

These are the actions we have identified at a local level to support this agenda:



Timeframe For Delivery

Organisation to lead on Delivery


Maximise funding opportunities for energy efficiency measures across all housing in the Borough


Telford & Wrekin Council


Encourage all developers to build in an eco-friendly way

0-2 years

Telford & Wrekin Council


Develop and manage a comprehensive list of tools to help businesses and residents of Telford & Wrekin borough measure their carbon footprints and to help them to reduce their emissions.

0-2 years

Telford & Wrekin Council and Midlands Energy Hub


Local organisations to identify solar panel opportunities for their buildings where feasible

0-2 years

Borough organisations


Local organisations to explore options for adapting buildings and the local environment for a changing climate e.g. green roofs/ walls (roofs/walls that are vegetated) ventilation, sustainable drainage systems (a system to collect, store and release water).

0-2 years

Borough organisations


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