- Affordable warmth
Explains the importance of biodiversity and describes how Kirklees Council and its partners will meet the objectives set out in the Biodiversity Action Plan.
Biodiversity Action Plan
- Habitats of Principal Importance that occur in Kirklees
- Species of Principal Importance that occur in Kirklees
Identifies the local habitats and species of principal importance (also known as priority habitats and species). These are the species and habitats taken from the UK National Biodiversity Action Plan that occur in Kirklees or those that are of sub-regional importance. These habitats and species have individual action plans that enable us to prioritise biodiversity work in the district.
- Semi-natural pasture
- Guidance for the management of semi-natural pasture
- Lowland and upland Meadows
- Guidance for the management of flowering grasslands
- Lowland dry acid grassland
- Forest habitat networks introduction
- Upland oak woodland
- Lowland deciduous and other woodland
- Upland mixed ashwoods
- Wet woodland
- Guidance for the management of woodland areas
Arable and pastoral areas
- Arable field margins
- Guidance for the management of arable field margins and winter stubbles
- Guidance for the management of hedgerows
Wetland and riverine habitats
- Rivers, riverine corridors and associated habitats
- Guidance for the management of rivers and riverine habitats reedbeds
Urban areas and previously developed land
Species action plans
- Floating Water Plantain
- Great crested Newt
- Marsh Helleborine
- Northern Wood Ant
- Water Vole
- White clawed Crayfish
Biodiversity Opportunity Zones
- Biodiversity Opportunity Zones map
- Biodiversity Opportunity Zones map - Background
- Biodiversity Opportunities Zones - Habitats and species tables
Kirklees has a varied natural environment, ranging from the remote Pennine uplands of the west, to the intensively farmed agricultural land to the habitat zones across the district.
- Children and young people
- Climate Local Framework
- Climate Local signed commitment
- Climate Local update 2013-14
- Climate Local update 2014-15
- Climate Local update 2015-16
We recognise that we can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ensure the district is prepared for a different climate via a number of routes.
These include: stimulating local green economic growth; providing affordable warmth in our homes; becoming a lower cost, natural resource-efficient Council; greener transport and transport management; waste prevention and management; and enhancing the natural environment. We can do this by managing our own resources, and working with other public sector bodies, businesses, residents, communities and voluntary sector.
Inclusion and diversity
- Inclusion and Diversity Policy Statement
- Inclusion and Diversity Policy Statement graphic
- Index of equality impact assessments
Our approach to equality, diversity and inclusion
The council is modernising its approach to equality, diversity and inclusion. Our requirement and commitment remains to meet our obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and Public Sector Equality Duty ; however, our Inclusion and Diversity Statement is the first step in placing a greater emphasis on moving from equality to inclusion. We will incorporate this positive approach more effectively and routinely in everything we do through respecting diversity, valuing different perspectives and supporting inclusion.
We will be using improved intelligence and insight from our communities and employees to help ensure services best meet the needs of the residents of Kirklees. The council will seek to go beyond minimum legal compliance and actively promote diversity as an asset for the way we work. We will continue to explore new and innovative ways of working based on inclusion which will help improve services, employment practices, productivity and the overall quality of life for all our communities.
Information technology (IT)
Promoting digital connectivity to support our economic and health and wellbeing strategies and ensure Kirklees can benefit from all of the potential positive impacts.
Pay policy statement
The Pay Policy Statement meets the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 (sections 38 to 43), and covers the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 . It covers a number of matters concerning the pay of the authority's staff, principally Chief Officers. This policy statement does not cover or include school staff and is not required to do so.
- Tackling Poverty
This whistleblowing policy is designed for Kirklees Council employees. But we will investigate any complaints made by employees of partner organisations, contractors and suppliers, services users, or anyone else, using the principles of this policy.
The council's whistleblowing policy is independent and confidential. It can be anonymous if you wish. We will make sure that you will not be victimised or suffer disadvantage if you report your genuine concerns.