This guidance had been prepared to support the implementation of City Plan Part One policy CP18 A Healthy City. It provides technical advice for developers and applicants on undertaking a Health impact assessment (HIA) and guidance for those involved with assessing HIAs submitted with planning applications. 

Not all developments are required to undertake a HIA. This guidance clarifies which developments are required to undertake either a full HIA or provide a lighter touch health statement, and provides a local Checklist which will support the process. 

Following approval at Tourism, Equalities, Communities and Culture Committee, the submission of either an HIA or health statement is now a validation requirement for relevant planning applications.

Read our HIA guidance

Health impact assessment (HIA) guidance.