Mile End Road change of use to fast food outlet application – Permission Refused
The full report from LBTH planning (PDF) states that ten letters of representation were received raising objections including :-
- Littering from hot food takeaways in the area.
- The proliferation of hot food in the area.
- The possible increase increase in levels of anti-social behavior and nuisance in the area impacting on neighbouring residential amenity.
- The proposal will in no way enhance the character, vitality and viability of the area.
- The proposal is contrary to Strategic Objective 10 (adopted Core Strategy 2010) which seeks to deliver healthy and livable neighbourhoods that promote active and healthy lifestyles.
Representations were also received from NHS Tower Hamlets pointing out that the over-concentration of fast food outlets “detracts from the ability to adopt healthy lifestyles”
This is an excellent decision for Mile End Residents from LBTH planning. Also for Tower Hamlets where there are 42 junk food outlets to every school. This compares to the national average ratio of 25 outlets per school.