Five-years on since public health responsibilities moved back into local government and the first significant planning reforms in England, the TCPA proposes to re-examine the challenges experienced by councils as they move from transition to implementation to innovation in 2018 and beyond in integrating health and planning settings in localities, both formally and informally in the planning process. The project will highlight current practice and emerging examples of industry standards on health and wellbeing, and new strategies such as the Obesity Action Plan for England and NHS England’s Five Year Forward View and in Wales the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act.   

This project will include a policy review of English councils' local plans and joint health and wellbeing strategies in line with National Planning Policy Framework requirements, and of Wales councils' local development plans in line with Planning Policy Wales requirements. 


  • Initiation and commencement with Project Meeting: March 2018
  • Research, review and handbook re-development: April to August 2018
  • Local events/workshops: summer and autumn 2018
  • Publication and launch: winter 2018

Supporting Partners

  • Community Health Partnerships
  • Public Health Wales/ Wales Health Impact Assessment Unit
  • Cornwall Council
  • Essex County Council
  • Gateshead Council
  • Luton Borough Council
  • Royal London Borough of Greenwich