Appendix 1: Forecast greenhouse gas savings of 2022-24 CNF projects

As explained in paragraphs 3.12 and 3.13, savings per pound investment should not be compared across projects, as the full carbon-reduction potential of many projects exceeds forecasted savings reported in the table below.

Project title

Project summary

Funding allocation

Estimated tonnes CO2e savings

Relative confidence level in CO2e estimate

Traffic Signal Carbon Reduction Programme

Replace the old incandescent bulbs in signal heads with LEDs to increase their brightness and reliability while significantly reducing (87% less) the electricity used for the city’s traffic signals as well as the number of signal faults and associated vehicle journeys required to attend them. These changes will present no additional safety considerations.

 £      600,000



Seafront Heritage Lighting Restoration 22/23 - 25/26

Restore the historic grade II listed cast iron street lighting columns along Brighton’s Seafront to preserve the cities heritage and expedite the replacement of existing lanterns with new LED variants.

 £  1,400,000



Low Carbon Heat Implementation at Children Centres / Nurseries

Implement low-carbon heating technologies at two council children centres and nurseries.

 £      250,313



Moulsecoomb Hub and Housing project

Additional sustainability measures to proposed project to deliver Community Hub containing a Library, Youth Club, GP Surgery, Café, and Pharmacy, and 212 new homes (Affordable Housing units, owned and managed by BHCC). The scheme incorporates good quality public realm with opportunities for natural play, biodiversity and ecological enhancement, food growing and social interaction. To fund installation of boreholes for Ground Source Heat Pumps.

 £      725,122



Sustainable Building Improvements for St Ann's Well Café

Work with café tenants to make sustainable changes to the café building when it is expanded next year (2023), such as installing heat pumps and adding a green roof.

 £        75,000

NA - awaiting detailed plans


Solar Panels at Stanmer Workshop

Install solar panels at a new workshop being built at Stanmer to charge electric plant and machinery housed there overnight.

 £        40,000



Electrical Infrastructure at City Parks Fleet

Improve the electrical supplies to City Parks’ depots across the city to ensure that the expanding fleet of electrical vehicles and equipment can be efficiently and effectively charged.

 £      100,000

NA - enabling project


Electrical Vehicle for Waterhall

Purchase a set of conservation management tools and an electric allterrain vehicle to reduce the carbon footprint of the Wilding Waterhall project by removing the need for daily return travel to Stanmer Park.

 £        31,500



City Park Diesel Reduction Programme

Install event electrical utilities to reduce the use of diesel generators in our city and provide clean power for event and community use.

 £      130,000



Rechargeable Medium Sized Machinery

The council has a programme to move from fossil fuel to electric vehicles. City Parks are also changing small plant such as hedge cutters and smaller strimmers to rechargeable electrically operated machines. The team now has a rechargeable electrically powered ride on mower which is working well. The technology for this type of maintenance has advanced to a point where we believe this type of machinery now offers a practical solution to mowing in the city. The intention is to buy more rechargeable, middle sized, grass cutting equipment to accelerate the change and test the practicality of the equipment.

 £        12,500



Public Toilet Refurbishment Programme

Fund energy and water efficiency measures at four public toilets being refurbished as part of the larger £2.7 million public toilets refurbishment programme.

 £      126,500



Allotments Water Infrastructure Upgrades

The project will replace water infrastructure at 6 allotment sites in the city where significant leakage is suspected. It is anticipated the work will save in the region of 8778.5 cubic metres of water per year.

 £      210,500



Water Efficiency Fund - Phase 2

Build upon Phase 1 of the Water Efficiency Fund, further investment is requested to broaden the monitoring scope of BHCC’s water portfolio. This should enable leaks and high usage to be identified and repaired resulting in significant water, carbon and financial savings.

 £        50,000



E-Cargo Accelerator Project

Purchase eCargo bikes to meet increased demand from the council’s eCargo Accelerator project.

 £        90,000



Electrical Vehicle Fast Charger Installations and Improved Access Initiatives

Extend charging provision of electric vehicle fast chargers to areas of the city not eligible for Government “Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV)” funding.

 £        86,000



Western Road Improvement Project

Provide additional funding to the Western Road Improvement Project. The CNF allocation would fund street tree planting, including measures to help the trees establish in their new environment, and remediate cycling pinch points.

 £      532,500



Determining Emission Categories of the Citywide Vehicle Fleet

Installation of camera technology around or on entry to Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) to provide baseline and ongoing data collection about vehicle flows and types to inform the potential impacts of various interventions, such as an extended ULEZ.

 £      200,000

NA - enabling project


Kingsway to the Sea

Improve the biodiversity net gain of the Kingsway to the Sea project through exemplar soft landscaping and reduce the building’s operational carbon through various sustainability measures.

 £      700,000

NA - awaiting detailed plans


Palace Place & Old Steine

Install renewable energy technologies to reduce the converted building’s operational carbon.

 £        89,000

 NA - awaiting detailed plans


Improving the Communal Bin System

In phase 1, pilot improvements in the communal bin system designed to improve recycling rates at 135 sites. In Phase 2, expand the pilot area applying learnings from phase 1.

 £      820,000



Improving WEEE Recycling

Install new, more secure Waste Electricals and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) bins across the city to increase the volume of electricals recycled and increase the overall number of WEEE recycling points.

 £        84,555



Solar Smart Litter Bins

Refurbish and redeploy large capacity, solar smart bins to the outskirts of Rottingdean, Ovingdean and Saltdean that have inbuilt technology which notifies the office when the bin is full, reducing travel thus reducing carbon emissions.

 £      115,000

N/A - withdrawn


BUTT You Can Save Water & Compost

Provide subsidised home composters to residents across the city and introduce a subsidised water butt scheme for residents.

 £        48,000

NA - cc adaptation


Concrete Road - Lifecycle Extension Programme

Trial the use of new techniques to rejuvenate and rehabilitate fourteen of the City’s failing concrete roads. The techniques are low carbon and expected to extend the lifecycle of these assets by up to 10 years.

 £  1,000,000



Flood Drainage Systems for Tree Pits alongside Parks

Replace existing tree stumps with tree pit drainage systems to reduce flood water risk in the city whilst increasing tree planting which also supports flood mitigation.

 £      150,000



Purchase of Decompaction Machine for all Grassed Areas

Purchase specialist shockwave machinery for the decompaction of all short mowed, high use grassed area such as sports pitches, events areas and leisure spaces to improve their water retention and carbon sequestration.

 £        27,000

NA - climate change adaptation


Norton Road Rain Gardens

Install rain gardens at two locations on Norton Road:
 Site 1 at the junction with Eaton Road converting the existing traffic island into a rain garden;
 Site 2 in front of Hove Town Hall, converting the vehicle turning area into a rain garden.

 £        75,000

NA - climate change adaptation


Rewilding Residents of Brighton & Hove

Install guided trails around the new Waterhall Local Nature Reserve, improve low-carbon travel options to site, and raise awareness of the climate change and biodiversity crises. The project will focus on connecting residents who would usually lack the confidence to explore wild spaces like Waterhall.

 £        15,500

NA - biodiversity


Downland Dew Pond Creation

Pilot project to create a new Dew Pond on Waterhall ex-golf course increasing the site’s biodiversity and improving the resilience of the freshwater network across the Downland Estate and wider South Downs National Park. The project will provide educational opportunities
for schools, sharing vital information around climate change and biodiversity loss.

 £        25,000

NA - biodiversity