'Health test' for new developments

Press/Media: Blogs and social media

Release date: 1/3/2022

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I argue that property developers who want planning permission for major building projects should face a new “health test” imposed by local councils to see if their plans will promote healthier living in the area. Good developments can improve wellbeing and encourage healthier lifestyles. Badly-designed building can encourage over-crowding and reliance on cars for transport instead of walking or cycling. Overcrowding has been linked to the spread of diseases including COVID-19, while places with high rates of car use can have poor air quality and higher rates of obesity. If a development demonstrates health net gain, for example, the local authority can grant an accelerated planning permission, which would lead to huge cost savings and contribute positively to the viability of the proposal.

Media coverage

TitleProposal for councils to impose ‘health test’ on new developments
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletAir Quality News
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date7/03/22
URLhttps://airqualitynews.com/2022/03/07/proposal-for-councils-to-impose-health-test-on-new-developments/
PersonsCaglar Koksal
TitleProposal for councils to impose ‘health test’ on new developments
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletNewStartMag
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date4/03/22
URLhttps://newstartmag.co.uk/articles/proposal-for-councils-to-impose-health-test-on-new-developments/
PersonsCaglar Koksal
TitleResearcher suggests ‘health tests’ for new developments
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletShow House
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date3/03/22
URLhttps://www.showhouse.co.uk/news/researcher-suggests-health-tests-for-new-developments/
PersonsCaglar Koksal
TitleNew "health tests" proposed for levelling up property developers
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletProperty Reporter
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date3/03/22
URLhttps://www.propertyreporter.co.uk/construction/new-health-tests-proposed-for-levelling-up-property-developers.html
PersonsCaglar Koksal
Title Health test should be required for new development, academic suggests
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletThe Planner
Media typePrint
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date3/03/22
URLhttps://www.theplanner.co.uk/news/health-test-should-be-required-for-new-development-academic-suggests
PersonsCaglar Koksal
TitleCouncils should fast-track planning applications that bring 'health net gain', says academic
Degree of recognitionNational
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date3/03/22
URLhttps://www.planningresource.co.uk/article/1748965/councils-fast-track-planning-applications-bring-health-net-gain-says-academic
PersonsCaglar Koksal
TitleProposal for councils to impose 'health test' on new developments
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletLocalGov
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date1/03/22
URLhttps://www.localgov.co.uk/Proposal-for-councils-to-impose-health-test-on-new-developments/53774
PersonsCaglar Koksal

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