Consultation response to the National Planning Framework

Source: IPH

IPH welcomes the opportunity to respond to the consultation on the National Planning Framework held by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (ROI). Spatial planning policy impacts on health in many ways; The National Planning Framework provides an opportunity to initiate a more health-oriented spatial planning approach. To support this, our response focused on issues we feel need to be taken into consideration to maximise health and wellbeing opportunities.

  • IPH would welcome a requirement under the National Planning Framework for regional and local planning authorities to work with public health leads and health organisations to help ensure planning processes take into account opportunities and barriers to improving health and wellbeing and creating healthier communities.
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