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Planning: Health

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of Julian Huppert Julian Huppert Liberal Democrat, Cambridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that the planning systems helps to promote physical activity, including cycling and walking; what assessment he has made of the wellbeing benefits of such measures; and what assessment he has made of the potential savings to the public purse from public health improvements arising from such measures.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

I refer my hon. Friend to my written answer of 22 October to the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavillion (Caroline Lucas), PQ 210760. Such steps are implemented and reported on locally.

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