The Director of Public Health Annual Report for Gateshead is now available. There is an NEENP contribution in ‘Our physical environment’ section which discusses the role of green infrastructure across the life course and healthy by design which can be found through pages 35-39. Please encourage your colleagues to read and use the information and to link with our Naturally Healthy Theme in Our Vision for Environmental Growth in plan and bid writing.
For our communities to live active and healthy lives we need to create physical environments that facilitate healthy lives and help to overcome some of the other events and experiences in life that can have a negative impact on health and wellbeing.
Our natural environment and the considered use of blue and green infrastructure is central to this. Below is an image of our vision for the North East England, where a landscape approach is used to create a place that works for nature, people and the economy.
Please get in touch if you would like to explore how the NEENP can help your organisation with enhancing the case for GI in new and old developments by really understand the health needs of local communities.