LPP2: Site Allocations and Development Management Policies

Safer Places

2.48  An important aspect of achieving good design is to deter criminal and anti-social behaviour. Safety and security stem from good site planning and careful design of buildings and spaces. Design has a crucial role to play in creating places that not only feel safe but are safe. The Policy below has been produced to ensure that designing out crime is a consideration for all new development. There are times when safety will need to be balanced against other considerations, for example through the use of down-lighting to provide security while minimising impacts on the landscape or wildlife.

DM7: Safer Places

Development should contribute to the provision of safe public and private spaces by:

  1. Providing entrances in visible, safe and accessible locations;
  2. Maximising natural surveillance;
  3. Ensuring that there is adequate defensible space; and
  4. Providing appropriate lighting.

Local Plan Part 1 parent policies

TD1: Townscape and Design

Monitoring

Indicator:

Refusal, and dismissal at appeal, of proposals which fail to promote safety and security.

Performance of developments against design audit criteria.

Targets:

Delivery of developments which are designed to promote safety and security.