MP’s are calling for health to become a key consideration in planning decisions.
Not before time! But will their calls be heard?
Our MP’s, does that include our MP and Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, believe health issues should be enshrined as material consideration in planning decisions to better enable public health professionals to influence decisions, according to a Commons select committee report.
It recommends local authorities should be given greater powers to improve the health of their communities and reduce health inequalities.
Perhaps this could also apply to ensuring that there are sufficient GP’s and surgeries close to all those thousands of homes already consented in the borough of Waverley. Surgeries, that boast sufficient health visitors, district nurses etc, and opening hours to suit everyone including those poor souls like us here at the Waverley Web who that actually need to travel distances to our places of work!