Promoting healthy urban planning

Malcolm SouchBy Malcolm Souch, HUDU

Healthy urban planning means good planning and good design which can help reduce healthcare costs by preventing ill-health from factors such as physical inactivity, pollution, road injuries, poor housing and social isolation. Well-designed buildings and public spaces will generate economic benefits, both in terms of development value and community wellbeing. read more >

Why Community Infrastructure Levy is important to the NHS

VernonHertbertCol2By Vernon Herbert, HUDU

Developer contributions have been a significant means of funding and ensuring new healthcare infrastructure is provided to support growth in London. In recent years, typically around £9m pa has been secured in cash contributions from developers as well as important contributions in kind – eg the provision of accommodation for new health facilities within a new development. read more >