Newcastle City Council has prepared a Hot Food Takeaway (HFT SPD) which sets out the council’s approach in relation to planning control of hot food takeaways and will be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications for such uses. The SPD also supports policies set out in the Newcastle and Gateshead Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan (CSUCP). 

The HFT SPD focuses on three key policy areas; healthy eating, vitality and viability of centres and residential amenity.

A strategic aim of the council is to tackle unhealthy lifestyles and obesity. Obesity and being overweight are a major public health challenge for all local authorities and tackling growing obesity levels is an important duty.

The link between planning and health has been established in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and incorporated in the CSUCP. National and local planning guidance acknowledges that planning has an increasingly important role to play in creating health promoting environments and reducing health inequalities.

Adoption of the Hot Food Takeaway Supplementary Planning Document

The Supplementary Planning Document was formally adopted by Newcastle City Council on 12 October 2016.

Copies of the above documents are available to view at Newcastle City Council, Customer Service Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH, telephone 0191 377 7825 (Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm), and Newcastle City library.

  • Below is our interactive map of the Retail centres, and Designated School Exclusion Zones, used in the policy.  You can zoom in and move around, click on the area for more information, and switch the aerial photography on or off. Click the top right button to open the map up in a bigger screen, including a text search facility to locate a specific address. 
  • The Council considers that for premises which lie outside of an allocated retail centre, planning permission will not be granted for hot food takeaways which fall within a 10 minute walk-time from the entrance points of a secondary school. Allocated centres are exempt from this policy, as they are considered to potentially be appropriate locations for hot food takeaways (Policy CS7 of the CSUCP).  
  • Rather than using a simple radius approach only, the Council have considered the exposure of school pupils through analysing actual walking routes for each secondary school, barriers affecting the walking speed such as metro lines, to identify a realistic 10 minute walk-time from the entrance points of a secondary school (see Appendix 7).   School exclusion zones have not been created around primary, first or middle schools.

Contact

Email: PlanningPolicy@newcastle.gov.uk
Phone: 0191 211 6007

Previous consultations

The council consulted on the Hot Food Takeaway Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) Scoping Report (pdf, 144kb) from 29 June for 4 weeks until 27 July.

The council consulted on the Hot Food Takeaway Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) Draft SPD(pdf, 144kb) 4 December 2015 to 15 January 2016.

Following consultation, the council prepared a consultation statement. (pdf, 400kb)

The council consulted on the revised Hot Food Takeaway Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) (pdf, 782kb) ,  Appendices (pdf, 12mb) from 16 June 2016 to 28 July 2016. Following consultation, the council have prepared an updated Consultation Statement (pdf, 639kb).

Supporting documents

Page last updated: 
31 October 2017
 
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