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Planning for Health

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 at 1:15PM - 4:30PM
East Cambridgeshire District Council Offices, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4EE, UK
£50.00+VAT (RTPI Members); £60.00+VAT (non-Members)
Subsidised places are available. Please contact the Regional Co-ordinator
RTPI East of England

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The connection between town planning and public health is often talked about, but rarely in practical detail. 

This half-day conference, kindly hosted by East Cambridgeshire District Council, will give an overview of current planning policy, the importance of health issues for planning and the role of local authorities in forging partnerships and embedding health into the planning process. It will provide tips on how spatial planners and health professionals can work better together. 

An explanation will be given of recent changes in the NHS and the changing commissioning practices, to give planners a better understanding of how healthcare is funded at a local level and the mechanisms for securing new healthcare facilities on new developments. 

Ways of making sure public open space is a valued community asset will be discussed, with a case study explaining how parks are managed in Milton Keynes and the lessons learned as part of the importance of green/blue infrastructure and how it relates to health and welfare. 

The “Beat the Street” project will be discussed, highlighting its achievements in encouraging more people to walk, cycle and lead a more active lifestyle.