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A local authority can produce local planning policy to refuse consent for any new hot food takeaways in a certain area.
Mobile traders are not governed by the planning regime. The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 gives local authorities the option to regulate street trading in their area by designating streets as prohibited, consent or licence streets.
Cycle routes & guidelines
Local Authorities have a range of powers to implement cycling infrastructure and modify the highway, footway and footpaths for cyclists' use. There is no statutory requirement to implement infrastructure like cycle lanes but the authority may chose to do so in line with a hierarchy of considerations.
Local communities have several options regarding legal issues when there are concerns about the level and nature of traffic around schools. These may form part of a wider scheme to develop school travel plans and safer routes to schools.
A local authority has the power to set 20 mph speed limits on residential urban roads and roads with high numbers of vulnerable users. This may be combined with other traffic calming measures to form a'20 mph zone' or implemented as a signed limit only.
Green space development control
Development control is the determination of a proposed development's suitability in light of national policy and local plans for an area. This process is where local, regional and national policies on green space are put into practice.
Promoting car-free developments
Promoting 'car-free' (and 'low car') developments using local parking powers and planning obligations. 'Car-free' residential developments should be considered in dense urban areas where residents are well served by public transport.
Local byelaws restricting play and physical activity
To encourage appropriate sport and play in the public realm will involve amending or removing many local byelaws that restrict physical activities.
Planning and licensing
Opening hours for hot food takeaways may be controlled by a condition attached to planning consent. Alternatively, a condition may prohibit a takeaway service at certain hours.
Planning levy - section 106
Local authorities may be able to seek a financial contribution as part of a grant of planning permission for a hot food takeaway.
Encouraging Community Growing Space
Private and public landlords can be encouraged to provide land that is earmarked for development to community groups to cultivate for food growing in the meantime.
Street play order
It may be useful to have a legal order in place to restrict through traffic on streets when play events are taking place. A number of local authorities in England are seeking to help local communities using a variety of powers.
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Last updated 05 April 2013
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