This practice note gives advice on how planners can work within the current UK planning systems and with other professionals to take account of mental health when making changes to the built environment. It summaries expert advice, outlines key planning policy, good practice and case studies. The policy context applies to England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland, but the principles of good practice apply wherever you work in the world. The audience for this advice is primarily RTPI members, but it is also relevant to other built environment professionals, public health professionals, charities and local politicians.
The places where we live are important to our health and wellbeing. Changing how road space is used has an important part to play in people’s quality of life.
This strategy contains current initiatives and future actions to help fulfil the Scottish Government vision for the retail sector in a fair, sustainable way.