Guidance and Research on Healthy Planning In 2017, the TCPA will undertake the following specific project activities with a combination of locality activities and culminating in launching a key publication. Get in touch if your organisation would like to help fund, contribute and get involved: Project 1: "Developers and Well-being: gaining a business perspective on building healthy places" The TCPA’s ‘Reuniting health with planning’ initiative has helped local authorities get the right policies in place to create healthy places. Through this, we have learned that local authorities want to gain a better understanding of the development industry. In 2017, the TCPA will deliver the ‘Developers and Wellbeing’ project. This project will engage the development industry, as a stakeholder, in a series of local workshops focused on specific development areas and resulting in a case studies publication to bring the developer’s perspective regarding healthy places to the fore. The TCPA is seeking interest from Local Authorities and their Developer partners to participate in a national project to make a contribution to work with the TCPA as part of a national project. This contribution includes putting forward a local development example in collaboration with a local Developer as part of a workshop series and site visits with TCPA support on its 6 ‘Planning Healthy Weight Environments’ framework. Being involved in the project will provide you with opportunities to share and learn from other places, and receive specific support from the TCPA and stakeholders. Project 2: "15-Year Forward View: Planning for 21st Century health and care needs" Through TCPA’s ‘Reuniting health with planning’ initiative, we have learned there is currently a 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. In 2017, the TCPA will deliver the ’15 Year Forward View – Healthcare needs in planning and development project. This project will include a practitioner survey as the main input, local workshops and developing a ‘planning briefing’ publication to help demystify the new healthcare planning and commissioning landscape. The TCPA is seeking interest from Local Authorities and their Clinical Commissioning Groups as partners to participate in this collaborative project. We are looking for partners to host one of a series of workshop with support from the TCPA and help develop much-needed planning guidance for practitioners. Being involved in the project will provide you with opportunities to share and learn from other places, and receive specific support from the TCPA and partners. Contact Michael Chang MRTPI (TCPA Project and Policy Manager) Michael.Chang@tcpa.org.uk for further information or if you have any questions about the Reuniting Health with Planning projects.