Publications Archive

Healthy Urban Planning Checklist Jun 2015

HUDU Rapid Health Impact Assessment Tool Jun 2015

HUDU Rapid HIA Fillable Form Jun 2015

Joint Strategic Needs Assessments – a review of links to spatial planning Jan 2013 (Publication under review)

Integrating Health Into Local Plans: an assessment of London Borough Core Strategies Jan 2013

The National Planning Policy Framework and Health
(HUDU Information Note No. 2)
Jul 2012

The London Plan and Health
(HUDU Information Note No. 1)
 Oct 2011

Planning for Health in London Manual (2009)
The manual brings together HUDU’s tools and guidance to help PCTs and boroughs promote health through the spatial planning system and comprises the following:

  1. The Health and Urban Planning Toolkit is a systematic guide to ensure effective engagement between PCTs and local planning authorities.
  2. Watch Out for Health is a checklist for identifying health issues in plans and proposals.
  3. Delivering Healthier Communities is a comprehensive guide justifying and developing planning policies for health.
  4. Integrating health into the Core Strategy: A Guide for Primary Care Trusts in London provides advice on how PCTs can get involved in the core strategy process and influence the preparation of the document. The guide contains a ‘health check’ which PCTs and boroughs can use to assess whether the strategy is ‘sound’.
  5. The planning contributions tool (the HUDU model) is a web-based model which calculates the financial impact on healthcare from future residents of a development.

London Thames Gateway Social Infrastructure Framework Project (Sept 2006)

The Case for Social Infrastructure Planning
Barriers and Hurdles
A Toolkit to Guide Decision Making

The London Thames Gateway Social Infrastructure Framework Project (LTG SIF) was intended to ensure that the provision of social infrastructure was high up the London Thames Gateway development agenda and to ensure that necessary community services were in place as new residents moved in.

The SIF suite of documents was developed to establish an overall methodology through which social infrastructure needs and the delivery of new facilities could be considered as part of the process to create new ‘sustainable communities’ addressing five sectors:

  • Health and social care
  • Education (early years / childcare, primary, secondary, adult)
  • Libraries and community services
  • Recreation and leisure services
  • Emergency and essential services

SIF helps to work out what social infrastructure from these sectors is needed for new and existing communities, and where, when and how to best provide it to maximise the benefits and minimise the costs.