Research and analysis

Spatial planning and health: Getting Research into Practice (GRIP)

This study explores the opportunities and challenges of applying the principles in PHE's 'Spatial Planning for Health: an evidence resource'.

Documents

Getting Research into Practice (GRIP): study report

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The Getting Research into Practice (GRIP) initiative aims to help local authority public health and planning teams to influence the planning process in an evidenced-based way by ensuring that improvements in health and wellbeing underpin all local plans and the design of local development projects.

This project provides feedback from local public health and planning teams, and the wider professional workforce involved in the planning and creation of places and spaces, on putting the principles set out in Public Health England’s (PHE’s) 2017 guidance ‘Spatial planning for health: an evidence resource for planning and designing healthier places’ into practice at a local level.

‘Spatial planning for health: an evidence resource for planning and designing healthier places’ provided public health planners and local communities with principles for designing healthy places and provided the findings from an evidence review examining the links between health and the built and natural environments to help inform policy and support local action.

Published 30 October 2019