The Healthy Living Strategy illustrates measures for how Northstowe Phase 2 will be designed to encourage active lifestyles, independence and wellbeing.

The Strategy builds on the latest evidence and emerging best practice to provide guidance on how to embed healthy living and play measures into the design of green infrastructure. The guidance is applicable to place shaping for other new towns and urban extensions. 

The Youth & Play Strategy included a detailed review of existing evidence to ensure that the it aligned with the aims of NHS England’s Healthy New Town programme. The emerging principles and ideas were tested at workshops with key stakeholders to ensure the guidance was appropriate and relevant. The strategy breaks new ground in showing how landscape can contribute to creating a healthy new town. Visually engaging and well-researched, it offers imaginative yet practical and cost-effective solutions for incorporating healthy living into built environment design.

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