Guidance on Healthy Environments

A healthy environment is one that takes an integrated and holistic approach from buildings, open spaces, public realm network to the wider socio-economic environment. The TCPA sets out a series of useful resources for policy development and considerations in development proposals.Read more


The TCPA's Reuniting Health with Planning initiative has four strands: Capacity building, Guidance, Research and Raising Awareness. It has resulted in a number of publications in the form of planning guidance, more than 30 workshops with local authorities on healthy places, reports and special edition journals of the Town & Country Planning.Read more

Planning Healthcare Needs

The ’15 Year Forward View – Healthcare needs in planning and development project aims to address a current demand from planning practitioners to help clarify how healthcare infrastructure and services can, and should be planned for in strategic Local Plans with a 15-year plan period and contributions sought for as part of planning applications,Read more

Developers and Wellbeing

The ‘Developers and Wellbeing’ project aims to engage the development industry, as a key stakeholder, in a series of local workshops focused on specific development areas and interviews, case studies, and resulting in a case studies publication to bring the developer’s perspective regarding healthy places to the fore.Read more

Local Capacity Building

A key strand of the Initiative is capacity building to support local authorities and their partners. The objectives and the outcomes seek to get partners from across the locality working collaboratively to achieve healthier places through local plans and actions according to the priorities set out in local strategies.Read more