“Some of the UK’s most pressing health challenges – such as obesity, mental health issues, physical inactivity and the needs of an ageing population – can all be influenced by the quality of our built and natural environment. The considerate design of spaces and places is critical to promote good health.”
– Professor Kevin Fenton, National director for health and wellbeing at Public Health England, 1 May 2016
Halton Lea has been selected as one of ten ‘Healthy New Town Demonstrator sites’ in England and part of the Healthy New Towns programme, which aims to:
- Develop new and more effective ways of shaping new towns, neighbourhoods and strong communities that promote health and wellbeing, prevent illness and keep people independent.
- Show what is possible when we radically rethink how health and care services could be delivered, freed from the legacy constraints (i.e. existing services) that operate in other areas…