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DCAN 4: Restaurants, Cafes and Fast Food Outlets
1.0 Introduction

1.1 The availability of and demand for an ever-widening range of food in readily accessible and convenient locations is a reflection of change in society itself, making restaurants, cafés and fast food outlets indispensable features of modern life. They are closely identified with the choice, variety and attraction of the urban scene and can contribute to the vitality and viability of town and city centres.
1.2 In addition, restaurants, cafés and fast food outlets can provide important economic development and employment opportunities for significant numbers of people, and are an essential complementary use in any town centre, providing a service to shoppers, office workers and tourists alike.
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