Policy HOD2

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Comment

Wymondley Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2015 - 2031

Representation ID: 6466

Received: 30/06/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire Constabulary

Representation:

There is no mention of how policies in Chapter 16 will address issues around crime, disorder and the fear of crime as outlined in the NPPF. Policy HOD 2 could be amended to incorporate the Police minimum security standard, Secured by Design.

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Thank you for inviting me to comment on the draft Neighbourhood Plan for Wymondley Parish. I have read the draft and have the following comments to make;

* In Chapter 16 'Housing and Other Development' there appears to be a discrepancy with the National Planning Policy Framework and guidance. I note that there does not appear to be any mention of how the policies will address issues around Crime, Disorder and the Fear of Crime as per paragraphs 58 and 69 of the NPPF. In addition Section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 places an onus on the Parish Council and other statutory bodies to address matters around crime and disorder. This responsibility could be mitigated by incorporating the Police minimum security standard that is Secured by Design into the policy HOD 2. This could be done in the same manner as the Bishops Stortford Neighbourhood Plan that was passed by the Planning Inspectorate. This states that all developments must achieve a minimum of SBD part 2 (Silver) unless the applicant can justify why this is not possible.
* The reason for this request is that SBD has been shown to reduce the risk of crime occurring at a property, in the case of 'Dwelling Burglary' this reduction is >60% when compared with a similar non - SBD accredited property. The benefit of this is that there is a 'demand reduction' on the Police when responding to crime. The carbon footprint of the housing is lower, and the resident is less lightly to move from the area as they feel safer in their current property. This, in turn, helps community cohesion by maintaining stability.

Comment

Wymondley Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2015 - 2031

Representation ID: 6613

Received: 04/08/2017

Respondent: North Hertfordshire District Council

Representation:

The policies do not recognise the scale of development proposed in the emerging Local Plan and therefore do not contribute to the future sustainable development of the District.

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