The TCPA and Sport England are looking into how the 20-minute neighbourhood concept could be delivered in England as an effective way of creating healthier, active communitiesThe 20-minute neighbourhood is all about living locallygiving people the ability to meet most of their daily needs within a 20-minute walk from home, with safe cycling and local transport options. The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown has put a spotlight on the importance of the livability of our local neighbourhoods, with people spending more time locally, working at home if possible, using public green space, cycling and walking instead of using cars and connecting with neighbours. 

The TCPA and Sport England believe that the idea of 20-minute neighbourhoods provides local authorities with an easily understandable concept that could be taken forward as a founding principle to be embedded within the English planning system.  

We are seeking to learn from other places that are already implementing the concept and build a coalition of partners and organisations who are interested in putting the concept into practice. We also intend to publish a practical guidance document for local authorities in early 2021. If you would like to be kept updated with this project or get actively involved, please contact Tim Emery at [email protected]