14 June 2010

Planning approval for a fast food takeaway near a school with a healthy eating policy has been quashed by the UK High Court

In an important precedent-setting ruling an English judge declared that the London Borough of Tower Hamlets "acted unlawfully" when it gave the go-ahead for fast food takeaway "Fried & Fabulous".

The judge said councillors had voted in favour of permission after being wrongly directed that they could not take account of the proximity of the local secondary school because it was not "a material planning consideration".

The council will now have to reconsider any further planning application for a takeaway at the site in light of the ruling.

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Courtesy of: Job Fairburn, Staffordshire University, England