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.
Hackney and the City of London reports
- Places and Spaces 2018
- Transport and Travel 2018
- Quality of the Local Environment Needs Assessment 2019
Other local strategies and plans
- Hackney Air Quality Page
- Hackney Air Quality guidance
- City of London Air Quality guidance
- Hackney’s Local Plan
- Hackney Area Action Plans
- Growing Up in Hackney Child Friendly SPD