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Public Health Research (PHR) Programme : Public Health Research Programme: Permitted Developments Rights

  Tuesday, 30 Nov 2021 | Funding Deadline

The Public Health Research (PHR) Programme funds research to generate evidence to inform the delivery of non-NHS interventions, intended to improve the health of the public, and reduce inequalities in health. The PHR Programme is accepting Stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for this topic.

Research question: What are the health and health inequality impacts of housing created through the new Permitted Development Rights?

Permitted Development Rights (PDRs) allow certain changes to be made to a building without the need to apply for planning permission from the local planning authority. PDRs are introduced nationally by government regulations and must be followed by local authorities.

Concerns have been raised about the impact of PDRs on health and health inequalities. Recent research on the association between housing created through PDRs and health has indicated that more studies are needed to evaluate the positive and negative impacts on population health and wellbeing of housing created through PDRs. For this call, the PHR Programme is particularly interested in the evaluation of interventions that operate at a population level.


Deadline for proposals: 30 November 2021

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