The TCPA has long championed an approach to the way that we plan, design, build and maintain our built and natural environments in order to support people’s physical health and mental wellbeing.
Since 2010, the TCPA’s Reuniting Health with Planning workstream has facilitated more than 60 workshops between local authority planners and public health teams across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Working in partnership with Public Health England, NHS England, local authorities, private developers and more, the TCPA has published a range of influential reports and practical guidance documents which can be found here.
More recently, the TCPA is collaborating with Sport England on a new project to engage with local planning authorities and support them to create healthier, active places. We are also starting to look into how the concept of 20-minute neighbourhoods can be used as an effective way of creating healthier, active communities in England.
Please contact Julia Thrift at [email protected] for further information.