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12/12/2017

Appeal: School takeaway buffer zones should not be ‘as the crow flies’

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An inspector has approved plans for a KFC restaurant and takeaway in South London despite local policy restricting takeaways within 400 metres of schools, after ruling that actual walking distances should be used instead of linear measurements.

The appeal relates to two ground-floor units in West Norwood within a primary shopping area (PSA) designated by Lambeth Borough Council. The units, currently vacant, have residential accommodation on the floor above. The appellant sought permission to convert the units into a KFC restaurant and takeaway, employing 20 full-time and 15 part-time staff.

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