PlaceChangers Site Insights

Site Insights: Your place analysis tool for health & wellbeing

Shape your proposals layoutsss with a comprehensive health and well-being baseline.


Generate comprehensive place reports in seconds

Tap into a powerful yet simple place analysis tool powered by data from Ordnance Survey and Open Street Maps.

Define your site and key settings, such as the width of the site context to set a scale for your analysis.

Access map data ready for interactive analysis, and enabled for editing.


Enrich briefs with core neighbourhood insights

Powerful benchmarks based on data sources from Public Health England and Office for National Statistics give you an all around profile of the local area, with a focus on health and wellbeing outcomes.

Ready access to key insights on your site and site context lets you refine your site layouts easily. 

Tap into indicators relevant to health and wellbeing along a number of themes:

  • Local residents' demographics
  • Prevalences of conditions influence by built environment conditions (obesity, mental wellbeing, etc).  
  • Active modes of travel
  • Home ownership and fuel poverty
  • Access to local green and open spaces
  • Quality of the retail environment
  • Access to health care provision


Design for walkable neighbourhoods with
sophisticated access analysis

See what key assets are available with walking distance based your proposed site layout. Iterative analysis means your teams can quickly produce relevant insights for planning documents. 

See how various parts or zones of your site are within walking distance of key social amenities, such as:

  • Open and green spaces
  • Education
  • Health facilities

Benchmark provision to be well informed at pre-app stage.


Identify development contributions that have impact 

Easily visualise areas covered by key local communal assets and identify lack of coverage to target contributions better.

Visualise access to local community assets in an instant. Take out the guess work. 

  • Coverage by open and green spaces
  • Coverage by education provision
  • Coverage by health facilities
  • Coverage by public transport


Tap into urban design suggestions

This tool offers you helpful tips and advise on health and wellbeing based on your plan and the local site context.  

Site analysis benchmarks

Get tips based on clear regional and national benchmarks

Evaluate site options and see opportunities for improvement towards health and other outcomes

Understand the health and wellbeing impacts of the proposed site layouts with helpful suggestions. 

User voices

Empower your design team with faster place analysis

Site Insights is a powerful aid - whether you are a busy developer and need insights for a brief, or whether you are an architect to complete an initial site analysis. 

"This tool helps me to judge the value of a site quickly." — Developer

"This is a good advocacy tool... If we can think about options that support wellbeing at the start, the less problems you have down stream." — Planning Consultant

"This takes some of the time out of site analysis. With this tool I can consider site issues, such as access to local facilities based on walking distance, that I would otherwise not have time to do." — Project architect

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