The Local Government Association (LGA) have recently published two new reports on the theme of obesity and planning.
Building the foundations: tackling obesity through planning and development
This report outlines the actions and role that councils can take in helping to prevent and reduce the prevalence of obesity. It examines the role of town planning in contributing to the public health agenda and includes examples from various local authorities around the country.
Tipping the scales: case studies on the use of planning powers to limit hot food takeaway
This report contains seven case studies to illustrate how the use of planning powers could be utilised as part of public health policy locally. It highlights the balance to strike between supporting growth of local businesses and promoting healthier choices and options for the population.