Planning for #greenspace in cities is now proven to have benefits on #obesity & #diabetes, @RIBA says

Planning for #greenspace in cities is now proven to have benefits on #obesity & #diabetes, @RIBA says

local authorities composed of less than 50% green space and/or with a housing density of over 5% should produce a Healthy Infrastructure Action Plan as part of their Local Plan in conjunction with their Health and Well-being Boards. This would contain a strategy for making streets and parks safer and more attractive and prescribed the principles they expect to see in new developments in order to gain planning permission. redirect a proportion of their Community Investment Levy to fund their Healthy Infrastructure Action Plan. guidance for planners and developers on how they can support healthy lifestyles should be embedded within National Planning Practice Guidance. the worst performing cities should also receive more grants to spend on providing public health services. developers and architects should prove how the new developments will benefit public health through their...

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