Don’t bet on planning for bookies and takeaways in Brent from today

22 November 2016

A new development blueprint which aims to protect pubs and place a cap on betting shops and payday loan shops in town centres, was formally adopted by Brent Council yesterday.

 

The Development Management Plan (DMP), which is effective from today, also seeks to restrict new takeaways and shisha cafes from opening close to schools. This policy will help contribute to the council's health and well-being strategy, in particular to address childhood obesity and, in the case of shisha, the uptake of young people smoking.

 

Brent is one of the first boroughs to successfully place a cap on the number of betting shops, payday loan establishments, pawnbrokers and takeaways in town centres, and managed to restrict new takeaways and shisha cafes from opening close to schools.

 

Additionally, the new development policies further strengthen the council's strategic objective to secure 50 per cent affordable housing on major developments.

 

Take a look at the full details of the Development Management Plan: https://www.brent.gov.uk/dmp