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



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

Performance of developments against design audit criteria.


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