Sustain’s new guide for Councils draws on the experience of planning authorities in collecting evidence to support and defend planning policies to restrict new hot food takeaways.
Despite there being national targets for obesity reduction, there is only so much local councils can do with their existing powers. The report also calls for a series of actions to be explored on planning, design and licensing to tackle child obesity. These include:
Why control hot food takeaways
National Planning Context
Experience of Local Planning Authorities
Recommendations: next steps for local authorities, government, campaigners and organisations to take the healthy path
Planning Food Cities
Recommendations for advancing the health and sustainability of Sandwell's food system through engaging local government, businesses and community...
Spatial planning directly affects the food system, including decisions about protecting land for farming, planning permission for food retailing and...
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