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Public Health England publishes planning guidance to promote healthy weight environments

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On 7 February 2020, Public Health England (PHE) published “Using the planning system to promote healthy weight environments” – available here

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) makes it clear that local planning authorities (LPAs) have a responsibility to promote healthy and safe communities by fostering a well-designed and safe built environment, with accessible services and open spaces that reflect current and future needs and support communities’ health and well-being. The NPPF sets out explicit policy requirements pertinent to promoting healthy weight environments.

This PHE guidance aims to provide practical support for LPAs to use the planning system to create healthier eating and promote physical activities through adopting appropriate planning policies.

Tom Warrender


Tom Warrender


Tom is a Solicitor and Partner with 15 years + experience advising clients in relation to commercial property matters. A Legal 500 recognised lawyer, Tom is a member of SHLA and CRELA, sits on our Board of Management & Heads our Social Housing Team.