Health Impact Assessments – A Growing Influence in Planning
The links between public health and planning are already enshrined in a wide range of policies at both national and local levels.
In London, there is now a growing requirement from local authorities for major planning applications to include a systematic assessment of health impacts.
Despite this, there is a shortage of clear guidance on when and how Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) should be undertaken.
Mark Teasdale's article in Planning In London explains the importance of HIAs and how to get the most from them. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like a full copy of the research.