The Healthy New Towns programme worked with 10 demonstrator sites across England to explore how the development of new places could create healthier and connected communities with integrated and high-quality services. Putting Health into Place, our learning from the programme, is outlined across 10 principles in the below publications.
Covers the key elements of developing healthy places including neighbourhood and home design, active travel and green infrastructure.
Covers developing preventative and integrated care and health and wellbeing centres for new places.
The Healthy New Towns programme was launched in 2015 to explore how the development of new places could provide an opportunity to create healthier and connected communities with integrated and high-quality services.
The programme worked with 10 demonstrator sites chosen in March 2016 from over 100 applicants to help do this. The sites explored the ‘how-to’ of healthy place-making, and worked with the NHS, Public Health England, the Town and Country Planning Association, The King’s Fund, The Young Foundation and PA Consulting to draw out their key lessons to share with others in the Putting Health into Place publications. This was supported by a Steering Group comprised of experts drawn from health, local authorities, government, planning, development and academia.