Joined Up Government At Its Best
So – whilst one part of the government is intent on pushing fracking onto an unwilling population on the Fylde, another part – this time the NHS – is trying to turn Westby (home of the proposed Preston New Road fracking site) into a “healthy new town”. The new housing development concerned is just a mile downwind of the proposed fracking site
You can read about it here where it describes
a “golden opportunity” for the NHS to help town planners promote health and keep people living independently.
“As these new neighbourhoods and towns are built, we’ll kick ourselves if in 10 years’ time we look back having missed the opportunity to ‘design out’ the obesogenic environment, and ‘design in’ health and wellbeing,” he said.
“We want children to have places where they want to play with friends and can safely walk or cycle to school – rather than just exercising their fingers on video games.”
No mention of the health impacts that fracking just down the road might bring then?