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Community Health

(Originally Population and Health)


The Community Health group (Davina Finch and Lorna Perrin), set up in 2017 gathered a range of information related to issues raised as particularly significant in the initial NDP Questionnaire responses in April 2017.

The Community Health Evidence Base report gathers this information together.  It covers key National and Local Planning policies and guidance, and draws together all relevant information available on this topic are and identified issues that emerged from the research e.g.
  • How can we describe our current community and how might the balance of ages/health and needs change in the future?
  • How can we protect and improve the balance of our community and the physical and mental health of all its members?
  • How can we ensure access to healthy lifestyles and encourage exercise?
  • What are the key threats, priorities and objectives

These issues than became the basis for the April 2018 Household Survey and Consultation events (see links to results below), and helped the steering group to identify Planning objectives for the NDP exhibited at the September 2019 Local Policy Public Consultation events.  The results of these public consultations are also included in the report, and form the basis of the NDP draft Plan Policies (Dec 2020).

See the draft policies here:

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