The London Healthy Urban Development Unit (HUDU) helps to create healthy sustainable communities and ensure that new developments are planned with health in mind.

HUDU works with local, London wide and national organisations on behalf of the NHS. We provide specialist expertise and advice to enable the health and planning sectors to work together effectively to improve the health and wellbeing of London’s diverse communities.

Approximately, 66,000 new homes will need to be built each year in London to accommodate the projected growth in population and address housing need. This creates enormous challenges and opportunities to improve services and facilities to meet changing healthcare needs.

To find out more about what we do and the services we offer, click on About Us and Our Services.

For more about our wider role in promoting healthier communities click here.Health Impact AssesmentsHealthy Urban Planning Checklis

Latest news

NPPF consultation closing 2nd March 2023
The Government is consulting on proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework. Consultation runs for 10 weeks closing on the 2nd March... read more >

Designing for the Mind – new guidance published Autumn 2022
The BSI published ‘Design for the Mind – Neurodiversity and the built environment’ in late 2022 to provide a guide to encourage and... read more >
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