Wiltshire Council is laying out its strategy to address climate change with a commitment from cabinet for the council to become carbon neutral by 2030.

The first steps will be to look at a major increase in renewable energy generation on council buildings and reviewing the council fleet to establish which vehicles can be electric when they are replaced.

Richard Clewer, deputy leader of Wiltshire Council, said: “We want to show leadership because we take the issue of climate change very seriously.

“We need to show that we can generate our own energy needs renewably to help lead the way in Wiltshire.

“If we, as an organisation can lead the way given the size we are, then we hope that communities will be keen to work with us to ensure that Wiltshire is seen as a positive example of how to tackle this issue.”