Putting Health into Place (PHIP) was a combined project between the Town and Country Planning Association, The King’s Fund, The Young Foundation, PA Consulting and Public Health England, for NHS England.

The four reports explored the health and well being lessons learnt from the NHS England Healthy New Towns programme, launched in 2015.

The purpose of the reports is to provide future developers, health organisations and government bodies a tool kit of ‘how-to’ best practices when developing new communities and housing.


Working with photographer Mike Ellis, we visited the ten Healthy New Town demonstrator sites to document some of the key people in the project, and their success stories.

From urban planners, school students, health professionals, community workers and local residents, we put together ten feature stories to illustrate the ten principles of PHIP.

The project
Editorial design
Front cover of report

The report

The full ‘Putting Health into Place’ report comes in four documents, each covering a different phase of integrating health and wellbeing when developing new communities and housing.

Three brochures stacked next to each other
Inside pages of brochure showing text and photo of three people

The ten principles

The lessons learned were delivered in the ten principles, each one illustrated by feature photography from one of NHS England’s Healthy New Town demonstrator sites.

Group of people standing in garden
Young school children in classroom
Woman pharmacist talking to customer
Two women in business meeting
Smiling people in town centre having their photo taken
Two young children standing in play park
Man wearing football kit