The Local Government Association has published a new report which explicitly recognises the link between housing and health.  It calls for the delivery of tens of thousands of new affordable homes which are “delivered through a locally-led planning system with public participation at its heart which gives communities the power to ensure new developments are of a high standard…[and are]…built in the right places”, as a key part of the recovery from COVID-19.

A Healthy Homes Act would guarantee the delivery of quality homes while also ensuring that these homes were accompanied by the infrastructure needed to create high quality, sustainable places such as access to green space and good active travel links.