One of the proposals in the new draft London Plan is to prohibit new fast food establishments within 400 metres of an existing school as a means of combatting childhood obesity.1 This is going over about as well as you’d think. Dan Cookson has mapped the locations of London’s fast food establishments and the 400-metre exclusion zones around each school; his map suggests a problem: there would be few places in the city able to host a new fast food joint.
Related, via Maps Mania: the Guardian’s interactive map of fast food shops in England.
- The London Plan: The Spatial Development Strategy for Greater London, draft for public consultation, December 2017, p. 257.
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