Healthy Place-making

The TCPA has long championed that the way places are planned, designed, built and managed has a significant influence over whether communities are able to live healthy lives. The built and natural environments are important determinants of health and shape health inequalities.

We can offer councils and communities advice about planning healthier, more active environments and ensuring that plans and policies help deliver public health objectives. Evidence shows that creating ‘complete, compact and connected’ neighbourhoods – otherwise known as 20-minute neighbourhoods – results in places that are healthier to live in and contribute to climate targets.

The TCPA have published a range of influential reports and practical guidance documents which can be found in our Resource library.


Please contact Gemma Hyde for further information.

The 20-minute neighbourhood

The TCPA is working in coalition with a range of partners to learn from places that already are implementing 20-minute neighbourhoods and supporting local authorities to create them in the context of the English planning system.

Healthy Homes Campaign

This campaign calls on government to adopt our Healthy Homes Bill, which would require all new homes and neighbourhoods to be of decent quality, and effectively outlaw those which undermine residents’ health and wellbeing.


Healthy Local Plans and policies

The TCPA has extensive experience of helping councils use public health data to strengthen their Local Plans and policies to ensure new development supports good health for all. We can provide bespoke practical advice for your area.

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