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Health Impact Assessment

Local Planning application requirements

Guidance

A health impact assessment should outline how the development could positively or negatively impact on the wider determinants of health and should identify actions to enhance the positive impacts and mitigate the negative impacts. The outcome of these actions should be clearly identifiable within the planning application.

Developments of a scale referable to the Greater London Authority (as set out in legislation) are required to complete and submit a detailed health impact assessment as part of the planning application.

When required

Required for major development, developments within an area substandard air quality (as shown in the Policies Map), and developments which contain any of the following uses;

i.          Education facilities

ii.         Health facilities

iii.        Leisure or community facilities

iv.        A5 uses (hot food takeaways)

v.         Betting shops

vi.        Publicly accessible open space.

Policy/drivers