Council staff working on climate action

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Climate Emergency UK

Dear Derbyshire County Council,

Please treat this as a Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations request.

I would like information about your council’s staff positions in relation to climate action for the Council Climate Action Scorecards. This information is most likely to be held by a HR department or similar.

In particular, please supply me with information relating to the following questions:

1a. How many staff does the Council directly employ (excluding contractors or subcontractors, and excluding teachers), that work directly for the Council as opposed to a school, leisure centres or other venture?

1b. How many directly employed staff spend 3 or more days per week (0.6 Full Time Equivalent (FTE)) on implementing the Climate Action Plan or other climate change projects? Please provide a list of all the roles. Please exclude waste management staff unless they are specifically working 3 or more days per week on implementing the Climate Action Plan or other climate change projects.
If you have answered yes to have a biodiversity planning officer and/or a retrofit staff member below, both these staff members can be included in this question even if they are contracted. This is likely to include all staff in your climate/sustainability team, such as Climate Change Officers or similar. This may include full time staff who spend 60% of their time on climate change projects and 40% of their time on other work.
You might include other staff in other departments, such as a procurement officer if they are spending 3 or more days per week (0.6 FTE) on writing and implementing a sustainable procurement policy or a planner that is working primarily on low carbon policies for new buildings.

2. Does the council have one or more staff member who works on home energy efficiency retrofitting, such as retrofit officers or project managers across the council area, for 3 or more days per week (0.6+ FTE)? This can include both directly employed and contracted staff, provided they work 3 or more days per week (0.6 FTE). The work of this officer may include working on any retrofit projects, including council buildings, council homes or private rented or owned households.
Please list any roles that work in this area, including the full time equivalent (FTE) if they work part time.
Please include staff members that are shared with other councils, such as between county and district councils, and note if they are shared across other areas.

3. How many planning ecologists (ecologists within the planning department) or equivalent working for 3 or more days per week (0.6+ FTE) does the council employ to scrutinise planning reports for Biodiversity Net Gain? This can include both directly employed and contracted staff, provided they work 3 or more days per week (0.6 FTE).

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Hannah Jewell, Climate Emergency UK

CST Access 2 Info (Corporate Services and Transformation), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Ms Jewell,

 

I refer to your request for information received on 16 January 2023.

 

Your request for information will be considered under the provisions of
Freedom of Information Act 2000, if your request also relates to
Environmental Information e.g. information about the environment or land
development your request will then be considered under the  Environmental
Information Regulations 2004. In accordance with the legislation, the
deadline for responding is usually 20 working days from the receipt of the
request, this being the 13 February 2023. However, we shall endeavour to
deal with your request promptly, and if possible before this date.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Access to Information Team

Corporate Services & Transformation

Derbyshire County Council

County Hall

Matlock

DE4 3AG

 

 

 

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Climate Emergency UK

Dear Access to Information team,

Please can I withdraw the third part of this question as it was sent in error:

3. How many planning ecologists (ecologists within the planning department) or equivalent working for 3 or more days per week (0.6+ FTE) does the council employ to scrutinise planning reports for Biodiversity Net Gain? This can include both directly employed and contracted staff, provided they work 3 or more days per week (0.6 FTE).

Thank you. Yours sincerely,

Hannah, Climate Emergency UK

Climate Emergency UK

Dear Access to Information Team

My apologies, I would like to formally withdraw this request in full as it was submitted twice.

Yours sincerely,

Hannah Jewell, Climate Emergency UK

CST Access 2 Info (Corporate Services and Transformation), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Ms Jewell,

 

I write with reference to your email dated 03 February 2023 in respect of
withdrawing your duplicate request, and included below for your reference.
I can confirm that we have closed the request you submitted using the
email address: Climate Emergency UK
<[FOI #937993 email]>

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Access 2 Information Team

Corporate Services & Transformation

Derbyshire County Council

County Hall

Matlock          

DE4 3AG

 

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CST Access 2 Info (Corporate Services and Transformation), Derbyshire County Council

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Dear Hannah Jewell,

Please see response to your request.

Kind regards Justin

 

Justin Hird Legal Assistant | Legal and Democratic Services | Corporate
Services and Transformation Derbyshire County Council | County Hall,
Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AG | 
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As from 24th March 2020 please send any correspondence by e-mail. Any
correspondence sent by post from this date may not be received. Thank you
in advance for your co-operation.

 

 

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