Health Impact Assessment,

Bidwells’ was instructed to prepare a health impact assessment (HIA) on a 30 unit housing association scheme in Bassingbourne.

The scheme had been refused planning consent in part because of an inadequate HIA: Bidwells was appointed to provide a higher quality HIA.

 What we did


  • Undertook local population analysis to identify vulnerable groups who might be affected by the development

  • Identified the pathways through which health impacts would be delivered, with a focus on open space

  • Devised a locally specific assessment methodology

  • Identified the significance of the development proposal on the health of the local population

  • Provided recommendations for how the scheme could reduce the negative impacts and maximise the health benefits




  • Delivered an approved HIA that met with South Cambridgeshire’s HIA requirements, overcoming one of the reasons for planning refusal, and enabling the client to gain planning consent.

Bassingbourn Health Impact Assessment Case Study

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