Built and natural environment

Our health and wellbeing are largely determined by the environment in which we are born, grow, live, work and age. The natural environment includes green and blue spaces while the built environment includes housing, transport and food outlets, both of which influence our ability to make healthy choices.

Natural and built environment is a key contributor to health inequalities, which can be addressed through action to ensure environmental sustainability. Planning and development create an opportunity to achieve this through place design, as well as policies and regulations for issues such as fast food takeaways, air quality and housing standards.

Below you can find a number of documents identifying the local population needs. Please note that this list will be updated as and when the new information becomes available.