According to today’s Guardian:
A council plans to ban new takeaways opening within 400 metres of schools, youth centres and parks to help combat child obesity and promote healthy eating.
Waltham Forest council, east London, also wants to bring in new planning rules to limit the number of fast food outlets in shopping parades and restrict their opening hours.
The council is one of the first local authorities in Britain to propose such restrictions, which were suggested in the government’s obesity strategy. Knowsley council, Liverpool, has also asked planning officers to consider restricting fast food outlets…….
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Should Rochford be considering this???