Research and analysis

Obesity and the environment briefing: regulating the growth of fast food outlets

This briefing paper addresses the opportunities to limit the number of fast food takeaways (especially near schools) and ways to make fast food offers healthier.

Documents

Obesity and the environment briefing: regulating the growth of fast food outlets

Density of fast food outlets by local authority in England: map and area deprivation chart

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Density of fast food outlets in England: data by local authority and ward

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Details

A ‘healthy people, healthy places’ briefing, this briefing also summarises the importance of action on obesity and a specific focus on fast food takeaways, and outlines the regulatory and other approaches that can be taken at local level.

Updated data on the density of fast food outlets by local authority in England was published as an ad hoc statistical publication in October 2016. This is available as:

  • a map and a chart displaying the relationship between density of fast food outlets and area deprivation
  • a spreadsheet with data by local authority and ward
Published 13 November 2013
Last updated 25 March 2014 + show all updates
  1. New date on the front page; page 6, reference to National Planning Practice Guidance; page 7, rewording about health considerations in planning appeals.
  2. First published.