Planning and healthy developments

Michael Chang, Town and Country Planning Association

Securing constructive collaboration and consensus for planning healthy developments

Publication date: 2018
Ranking: useful

The report describes ten workshops comprising local authority planning and public health teams, housing developers and stakeholders.

The built environment plays a major part in shaping the health of a population. It can give us the opportunities for an active and healthy lifestyle. For example, safe, accessible environments conducive to walking and cycling are more likely to encourage physical activity.

Equally, social spaces designed into streets and buildings allow people to meet and interact with their wider community.

Developers were separately interviewed to find out what they thought about their role in creating healthy places. They gave  an insight into their relationships with public bodies during the planning process.

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