Spatial planning and JSNA
If a community has access to a health centre, healthy food outlets and well designed public space, it will be healthier, happier and more stable. It is the responsibility of planners, developers and policy makers to ensure all of our communities have access to amenities that will enable them to lead healthier lives.
This report develops a way of considering health and well-being outcomes in the planning process and helps to solve some of the issues facing our communities today. Commissioned by the Hyde Group and developed by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), the purpose of this guide is to:
- promote the contribution of well planned developments in achieving long term health and well-being outcomes;
- promote the positive application of the JSNA in the planning process so that the JSNA, as a method of engagement and evidence-based tool, can be fully understood and appreciated by planners and policy-makers
- highlight the impacts and opportunities of the ‘localism' agenda for both spatial planning and public health
- promote embedding the JSNA in a supportive planning framework for delivering key health and wellbeing outcomes
- make recommendations to inform improvements to the alignment of planning and health processes; and
- where possible, make use of, rather than duplicate, published guidance and advice from respected organisations.
17 November 2010