Petrol and diesel journeys in Brent should be as “close to zero as possible” by 2030, according to the council.

It is one of the key aspects of its latest climate emergency strategy for the forthcoming decade, which seeks to improve the borough’s environment through five themes.

At the very least, Brent Council hopes to have halved petrol and diesel journeys by this deadline – but it has set its ambitions higher to help tackle poor air quality and high pollution levels.

It aims to support active travel through the creation of safer and more appropriate walking and cycling routes, encourage public transport use and, where necessary, facilitate the move towards electric cars.

The council also wants to reduce waste among its population, create more energy efficient homes and buildings, and make Brent “one of the greenest, most biodiverse and climate-resilient boroughs in London with our residents better connected to nature”.

All of these, it explained, will be tied in with the need to build cohesive communities working towards a shared goal.

Cllr Krupa Sheth, who is responsible for the environment at Brent Council, said: “The strategy requires a joint effort from everyone – all the departments in the council, as well as all our residents, businesses, schools and communities.

“Success also hinges on national government showing leadership and committing the right resources at a local level.”