Tipping the scales: Case studies on the use of planning powers to limit hot food takeaway


England has one of the highest rates of unhealthy weight of other western countries. The prevalence of obesity in England has more than doubled in the last twenty five years. And if we go on as we are, the rate of obese people is expected to double in the next 40 years. Although the recent increase in the prevalence of obesity has been seen in virtually every country in the world, the rate of increase in England has been particularly high. This is bad news for our residents, their children, our health and care services and our economy because being very overweight dramatically increases the risk of many long- term, life-threatening medical conditions.

See the case studies in our publication.