The Borough of Gateshead currently has a high level of obesity, and in line with Vision 2030, the Council aim is to reduce levels of obesity within the Borough substantially. In addition the Gateshead Council Approach to Healthy Weight (May 2014) sets out the ambition to reduce the number of obese children in year 6 to less than 10% by 2025.
The link between planning and health has been set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and is integrated in our emerging Local Plan. One of the ways in which planning can have the greatest impact on health, and in particular obesity levels, is the restriction of new hot food takeaways. This Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is one component in the wider Council Health and Wellbeing Strategy for tacking unhealthy lifestyles and obesity.
This Supplementary Planning Document sets out the Council’s priorities and objectives in relation to planning control of hot food takeaways. It elaborates upon existing and emerging policy in relation to health and wellbeing.
The SPD was adopted by Cabinet on 2 June 2015.