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LGA responds to Sustain report on junk food planning policies

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responded to a report by Sustain on the need for new planning policies to restrict new hot food takeaways near schools 

“Councils appreciate that a flourishing hospitality sector in our towns and cities is good for local economies and where they have introduced restrictions on takeaways, are working with businesses to help create healthier menus for their customers.

“Numerous councils have set curbs on new fast food outlets but need planning powers to tackle the clustering of existing takeaways already open.

“The next government also needs to provide long-term funding for councils’ vital public health and prevention services, to help reduce health inequalities and as part of a joined-up approach to targeting obesity.”

Report:   Hot Food Takeaways: Planning a route to healthier communities

Original article link: https://www.local.gov.uk/lga-responds-sustain-report-junk-food-planning-policies

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