NHS appoints 12 property partners for ‘healthy’ towns

NHS England has selected 12 partners to back its “healthy new towns” initiative, which aims to create healthier places to live in the UK. British Land and Urban Catalyst are among the chosen development partners, which also include affordable housing provider A2 Dominion; UK housing associations Clarion, Hanover and Peabody; developers HAB Housing, Thakeham, housebuilder Redrow Homes, and Urban and Civic. Each company has formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding, pledging their commitment to prioritising health and wellbeing in the delivery of new housing developments and regeneration schemes. Fast-food-free zones near schools, technology to help people access GP services virtually