Planning can play a crucial role in encouraging healthy active lives and we have planning policies to support this aspiration. You can find our evidence base documents related to health below.

Alcohol needs assessment

The Alcohol Needs Assessment quantifies the prevalence of alcohol related behaviours, the impact of alcohol on health in Southwark and assesses the services provided to reduce alcohol related harm.

Betting shops

Our Betting, Borrowing and Health Report was published to support our policy on betting and payday loan shops in the Peckham and Nunhead Area Action Plan. We're looking to adopt a similar approach for the whole borough in the New Southwark Plan.

Child obesity

The child obesity joint review examines the high rate of childhood obesity in the borough and recommends a wide range of actions to counteract the increasing prevalence.

Page last updated: 27 October 2017