New conference - how can planning policies influence wellbeing?

Selby District Council in partnership with North Yorkshire Public Health is co-ordinating an innovative conference that will focus on mental health issues and how planning policies can influence wellbeing.

Selby Health Matters conference supports Selby District Council’s ambition to make the Selby district a healthier and happier place to live and work.

The conference, which takes place today, brings together a variety of third sector organisations and partners, such as Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles, North Yorkshire County Council, the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group and Selby Big Local.

Executive member and lead councillor with responsibility for housing, leisure, health and culture, Cllr Richard Musgrave commented, “This conference is innovative because the workshops will look at how we can make changes in planning, housing, economic development, environmental health, leisure and green spaces to address our district’s key health issues, from the smallest ideas to the most ambitious. Leading this initiative supports our long-term ambition to make the Selby district a great place to live – for everyone.”

Discussions will also take place around social isolation, health inequality and housing.