Should new takeaways be banned on health grounds?

Profile image for Rebecca2009

By Rebecca2009 | Thursday, February 24, 2011, 10:52

As someone who enjoys the occasional takeaway from the new Domino's store in Keynsham, this story caught my eye: a doctor is objecting to the pizza chain's plans to open a new shop in Nailsea, claiming it will have an impact on the health of local residents.

Dr Timothy Southwood has written to North Somerset planners with his concerns. He says that pizza is a high-calorie food with excessive fat content and says the town already has an excess of fast food outlets. Domino's says that takeaways are a treat, and the average customer orders one a month. It says it is committed to reducing the amount of fat and salt in its products and offers a reduced fat cheese option on its menu.

Clearly obesity is a problem in the UK, but where do you draw the line? Should councils block the opening of new takeaways on health grounds? And with all the known dangers linked to alcohol, what about off-licences and pubs?



  • Profile image for Trucks79

    What are some people like! I am sure Dr Southwood has had a pizza or two at some point in his life! at the end of the day if people choose to order and eat such foods then that’s up to them.

    Crazy Crazy Crazy

    By Trucks79 at 18:29 on 03/03/11

max 4000 characters

Latest Stories in Keynsham


Local Vouchers

  • Merry Gourmet Miniatures Christmas 2014 Voucher

    MGM Fairs / Merry Gourmet Miniatures

    Merry Gourmet offer a 10% Discount on anything ordered thru their website, between 01.11. 2014 and 24 .12.2014 as a Special Christmas Offer. Discount taken on checkout by quoting: BathChron2014

    Terms: Only one voucher offer, per customer. Must use the qualifying code of BathChron2014 at the website checkout. all orders must be placed thru the website.

    Contact: 01225 435774

    Valid until: Thursday, December 25 2014

  • FREE next day delivery on all orders over £100

    Green's Horticulture

    Spend £100 or more online and get FREE next day delivery to all mainland UK addresses. Next day delivery is subject to items being in stock.

    Terms: FREE next day delivery applies to all orders that total £100 or more delivered to a mainland UK address. We reserve the right to amend or remove this offer at any time. Can be used with other offers.

    Contact: 01179713000

    Valid until: Wednesday, April 01 2015

  • Discount Rates for OAPs

    1st Class Removals

    Discount Rates for OAPs

    Contact: 02147483647

    Valid until: Friday, March 20 2015


Local Jobs


Search for...

Min price is bigger than Max price
Min price is bigger than Max price
Min rent is bigger than Max rent