Health and the High Street
This page contains a range of collated data, information and background content associated to this local health and the high street work linked to Wirral 20:20 pledge and plan
Healthy High Streets: good place making in an urban setting
This report is aimed at local decision makers and examines how high streets are used as an asset to improve the overall health of local communities.
Tipping the scales: case studies on the use of planning powers to limit hot food takeaways (Local Government Association)
This report details seven case studies from the UK where local authorities have used planning powers to limit hot food takeaways. It includes a number of key messages such as: ensuring decision-makers understand the issues; using planning powers as part of a community healthy weight strategy; and engaging the whole community in discussion about implementation.
- Associations between exposure to takeaway food outlets, takeaway food consumption, and body weight in Cambridgeshire, UK: population based, cross sectional study (BMJ, 2014)
- Healthy people, healthy places briefing Obesity and the environment: regulating the growth of fast food outlets obesity and Environment (Local Government Association, 2014)
- Health on the High Street Report Royal Society for Public Health (2015) and see below
- Health on the High Street References Royal Society for Public Health (2015)
- Improving the publics health: A resource for Local Authorities (Kings Fund, 2013) The report looks at the nine key areas that can improve public health and reduce inequalities
Other related content
Spatial Planning for Health: A guide to embedding the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment in spatial planning (November 2010)
This has been developed during a transformational period of structural reform for both the public health and town and country planning sectors.
Town and Country Planning Association: Guidance on Healthy Environments
Provide a series of supporting evidence on bringing closer planning and health.
Building the Foundations: Tackling obesity through planning and development
Produced by Local Government Association.
Key information sources for you to consider:
Health and social care outcomes frameworks (Collection)
Public Health England Data and Knowledge Gateway
Child and Maternal Health