Takeaway Toolkit

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2644
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Given the growing obesity epidemic, does the Mayor believe it is enough to leave powers of regulating fast food outlets to supplementary planning guidance at the Borough level, or does he feel that stronger provisions should be included within the London Plan?

Answer

Answer for Takeaway Toolkit

Answer for Takeaway Toolkit

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Plan requires borough planners, through their local plans, to work with partners to identify and address local health issues, including increasing the access to healthy food.

The Takeaways Toolkit (published last year) recommends that in areas where there is a high concentration of fast food outlets, particularly where the diet of vulnerable groups such as children and young people are a concern, local authorities should adopt clear planning policies that allow them to restrict the opening of new takeaways.