The TCPA has been appointed as the support partner to NHS England in developing practical built environment guidance for Healthy New Towns*. Working with The King's Fund and other partners, the TCPA will be publishing advice in 2019 on how to bring forward future generations of healthy developments.

TCPA Chief Executive, Kate Henderson said "The TCPA is delighted to have been selected to support NHS England on its Healthy New Towns programme, and welcomes the aspiration to develop guidance based on the learning of the 10 demonstrator sites, alongside international best practice, to mainstream healthy places and environments in new developments across England.

The planning system has its roots in the public health movement. Improved planning and better housing have long been identified as essential for improving the health of communities, reducing health inequalities and cutting costs for the taxpayer. In the last few years the TCPA has been providing authoritative guidance and research through its Reuniting Health with Planning initiative. We hope the Healthy New Towns programme is a watershed moment for the planning for health agenda, and in partnership with NHS England, we will be working to ensure the outcomes of this commission leave behind a powerful and lasting legacy for creating a healthy nation".  

For further information about the NHS England Healthy New Towns programme, please go to

For details about the TCPA's role please contact Michael Chang, [email protected]

For further information about the TCPA Reuniting Health with Planning initiative please go to

*The TCPA will be supported by a team from David Lock Associates who will be providing technical advice, and an editorial and publishing team of Jo Smit, Katy Cooper, Alysoun Coles and Antony Harrington.