Date lodged: 23 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how the planning system contributes to reducing health inequalities.
Answered by: Kevin Stewart 10 March 2017
Scottish Planning Policy supports delivery of high-quality buildings, infrastructure and spaces in the right locations, helping to provide people with choices to live more active, engaged, independent and healthy lifestyles.
The Place Standard is a tool that has been developed by the Scottish Government and partners to help support planning and place issues address inequalities, with a particular focus on health inequalities. It aims to identify the physical and social assets of a place in order to overcome longstanding patterns of poor health and vulnerability and to create the places that support and nurture health.