Introduction and progress report headlines
This report sets out the latest progress against delivery of Manchester City Council’s Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) 2020-25.
- All activity described in this report relates to the period in which the report is issued, in this case July to September 2021.
- Emissions data relates to the previous quarter due to lags in billing and data monitoring, in this case April to June 2021.
- 14 new electric refuse collection vehicles are now operational, with a further 13 expected to be delivered by the end of 2021
- 19% of the Council’s operational fleet that can be replaced with electric alternatives are now electric vehicles
- £173k has been secured from the Energy Savings Trust to fund the purchase of 26 e-cargo bikes and 6 e-cargo trailers; 12 bikes / 3 trailers for the Council, 6 bikes / 2 trailers for five Manchester VSCE partners and 8 bikes / 1 trailer for a bike hire scheme
- £325k has been secured from the Department for Transport’s Active Travel Capability Fund, to produce an Active Travel Strategy and develop potential schemes
- The Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan has been approved and will come into effect in May 2022, with funding available to upgrade or replace vehicles from November 2021
- West Gorton Park has won two awards: a ‘Golden Pineapple’ Award from the Festival of Place and Highly Commended in the Environment Agency's Flood and Coastal Resilience Awards
- Manchester Climate Change Partnership launched a Net Zero Carbon New Build Policy.
New risks and issues:
- Solar carports at the National Cycling Centre may be delayed as contractors are using the car park space for storage and access. Meetings are ongoing to seek a resolution
- Manchester City Council’s housing stock may not meet the eligibility criteria for the government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund, which opens next quarter, as it targets properties with an EPC rating below D and the majority of Council stock is rated C or above.