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Health impact assessments in planning applications

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Health impact assessments in planning applications

Where a major development is proposed, you need to submit a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) with your planning application.

The information below provides further details about:

  • when an HIA is required
  • what information this document should include
  • how to submit it to us
  • where you can find further information.

When is a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) required?

An HIA should accompany applications for:

  • residential developments of 10 or more new units
  • developments with 1000m2 or more of additional commercial or visitor floorspace

What information should be included in an HIA?

For major developments of 10 to 99 net dwellings, or 1,000 – 9,999 sqm of additional commercial or visitor floorspace:

For large scale major developments of 100 or more net dwellings, or 10,000sqm or more of additional commercial or visitor floorspace:

  • a comprehensive Health Impact Assessment is likely to be needed. Contact Camden and Islington Public Health through our Development Management team for advice on the HIA. They will guide you on the potential health impacts to focus on. You should do this as soon as possible.

How do I submit an HIA?

If you apply for planning permission online using the Planning Portal, you will can upload your HIA. This is after you have completed the relevant application forms.

Before uploading any files, please read our guidance notes for submitting electronic files with planning applications (PDF).

If you choose to submit a paper-based application instead, you will need to provide:

  • four copies of the information
  • four copies of the relevant application forms.

Where can I find out further information?

For further information on preparing and submitting an HIA, please see the following links below: