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You are here:  Home | Council and democracy | Delivering for our communities | Environment Portfolio | Protecting the environment and promoting the wise use of natural resources
Protecting the environment and promoting the wise use of natural resources
 
 
Priorities - Customer; Efficiency; Performance; Partnerships

"Precious natural resources are protected and damage to the environment through landfill is reduced" and 

 "The Council's own activities will operate with a reduced carbon footprint and environmental impact"

Key Activity:  Improve recycling rates through targeted campaigns and actions for paper and glass

Milestone2012/132013/142014/152015/16
Percentage of household waste that is sent for reuse, recycling or composting3029Target
36
Target
38
MilestonesTarget DateStatus
Submit final bid via the Weekly Collection Support Scheme for a kerbside collection of glass August 2012Milestone completed
Report to Environment Review Panel (Task& Finish Group) and implement scheme if bid successful November 2012

Milestone completed

Bid successful funding of £1.8 million secured
Implement kerbside collection of glass to all main urbanised areas of the districtFebruary 2014Milestone completedThis has been rolled out to all areas except the Rural (majority completed) and multi-occupancy properties.
Assess all multi Occupancy properties and where feasible to do so provide the opportunity for kerbside glass recyclingMarch 2015In progress
Under Project Integra increase participation rate for the collection of paper in partnership with Hampshire County Council and Portsmouth City CouncilDecember 2012Milestone completedProject completed with residents all leafleted and workshops held for residents in Ringwood early indications suggest little change following the campaign to amount of paper in black and clear sacks. Further assessment to be undertaken later in the year
Working with Project Integra review the Recycle for Hampshire campaign and its value to NFDCSeptember 2013Milestone completedCompleted on time, the Head of Project Integra reported to the Environment Committee in April 2014

Key Activity:  Undertake feasibility and potential for use of biomass boiler at Lymington Town Hall

MilestonesTarget DateStatus
Conclude feasibility study and implement procurement process if approval to pursue through the Task & Finish GroupSeptember 2012

Milestone completed

Key Activity:  Develop sustainable procurement

MilestonesTarget DateStatus
Develop sustainable procurement policy and guidance for Corporate Overview and Scrutiny PanelJune 2012

Milestone completed

Procurement Strategy approved by Cabinet July 2012, includes section of sustainable procurement.
Evaluate alternative fuel vehicles and their uses within the existing fleetOctober 2013

Milestone completed

Report to Environment Review Panel recommendation is that we are doing all we can will continue to monitor.

Key Activity:  Reduce CO2 emissions and fuel poverty

MilestonesTarget DateStatus
Sign up to collective switching agreement led by Hampshire County CouncilMay 2013Milestone completedNFDC promotion of collective switching opportunity to NFDC residents. Further switching opportunities to be supported/promoted.
Sign up to Solent Green DealJune 2013Milestone completedSigned up at 'promoter' level for the Solent Green Deal. This initiative has been managed by Portsmouth CC. We have signposted households within the district to the Solent Green Deal website. Slow take up by households to date.
Install PV panels to Gore GrangeAugust 2013Milestone completed88 panels installed (21Kw) with estimate 10 tonne Co2 saving p.a.

Key Activity: Working with a member task and Finish group draft a tree strategy for managing trees owned by NFDC

 MilestonesTarget Date

   Status

Seek approval from members of the Environment Review Panel and Cabinet for a council wide tree management strategy.September 2014In progress

Status Key:

In progressIn progress/ongoingMilestone completedMilestone completedMilestone not completedMilestone not completed

Performance data from our transparency pages