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Oxfordshire Health Impact Assessment Toolkit
Status : Completed
Programme : Oxfordshire Health Impact Assessment Toolkit

Oxfordshire Health Impact Assessment Toolkit was approved by the Future Oxfordshire Partnership (formerly known as the Oxfordshire Growth Board) on 26 January 2021 for use by all six Oxfordshire Local Authorities.

A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a tool used to identify the health impacts of a plan or project and to develop recommendations to maximise the positive impacts and minimise the negative impacts, while maintaining a focus on addressing health inequalities. By bringing such health considerations to the fore, HIAs add value to the planning process.

The purpose of the toolkit is to deliver sustainable growth across the County.  It aims to positively impact on existing health inequalities and to create healthy, more resilient and sustainable communities. It provides a suite of tools for use by all those involved in the development process, including developers, land agents, planners and policy makers, as a mechanism for putting healthy place shaping principles into practice and delivering improvements to health and well-being, whether as part of regeneration and development schemes in existing communities or in new settlements.

A briefing note setting out essential guidance for local planning authorities on scoping and undertaking HIAs can be accessed here: Briefing Note for Local Planning Authorities_final

The full Oxfordshire HIA Toolkit can be accessed here

The HIA Checklist can be accessed here

If you have any queries about use of the toolkit please contact Rosie.Rowe@oxfordshire.gov.uk

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