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Planning for better health outcomes, by Mark Teasdale

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New development is an opportunity for the planning system to identify and address local health inequalities says Mark Teasdale.

In this recent article for Planning in London magazine, Director Mark Teasdale explores how the link between health and planning policy has gained greater significance in recent years, with new developments increasingly seen as an opportunity for the planning system to identify and address local health inequalities.

Following on from our 2016 research which undertook to understand the extent of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) requirements for planning applications across the 33 London boroughs, this article summarises our 2019 research (which uses a different methodology) and looks at what has changed in the last few years, providing a possible explanation for why these changes have occurred.

Download the article from the link above to read more about how London planning authorities are responding and how London compares to other parts of the UK.

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