Why we did this project
We worked with NHS England and other partners to support the Healthy New Towns programme. This ambitious national programme is working with ten housing developments, bringing together the health sector with housing developers and local authority planning teams to design and build healthier communities. The programme provides an important opportunity to learn how local areas can use major new housing developments as an opportunity to promote population health and deliver integrated care.
The guidance was published as ten principles in September 2019. You can download the four guides on the NHS England website.
Our essay collection, Creating healthy places: perspectives from NHS England's Healthy New Towns programme, was published in September 2019.
We are currently working with NHS England and other programme partners to run a series of learning and implementation events in parts of England where there are major housing developments, designed to help local areas put the ten Healthy New Town principles into practice.