Lambeth Council to crack down on betting shops and takeaway shops
By adam_leone | Friday, March 22, 2013, 18:04
Lambeth Council is proposing controls on takeaways, bars and betting shops in a bid to boost affordable housing.
Under Lambeth's proposals, when considering new applications:
• New takeaways would be refused within 400m of any school outside a town centre.
• No more than a quarter of town centre shops should be bars, pubs or restaurants outside of Waterloo and Vauxhall (which are part of central London)
• All the powers available to the council would be used to limit the number of betting shops, money-lenders or pawn brokers opening in town centres.
Cllr Pete Robbins said: "The plan is one the most important documents in the council. It sets the shape of the borough until 2030, influencing the nature of our high streets."
Residents are invited to comment on the Local Plan proposals in a number of ways:
Via the council's website at www.lambeth.gov.uk/localplan
Are you a local bookmaker or do you own a takeaway outlet? What do you think of the plans?