Designing Out crime

Public Consultation 22nd July to 2nd September 2011.
Surrey Police is working with Mole Valley District Council to produce a planning guide on Designing out Crime.
Designing out Crime will be a practical guide for developers, householders and anyone else with an interest in new development.
The aim is to help people understand how to design new development in ways that will reduce opportunities for crime and anti-social behaviour. As a result, new developments should feel safe, helping to reduce the fear of crime.
The guidelines will cover issues such as designing security measures in a way that is sympathetic to the surroundings, laying out development so that it doesn’t create hiding places or escape routes for criminals, and fostering a sense of pride and ownership within new streets and public spaces, so that residents feel secure.
Members of the public and other interested parties are invited to read and comment on Designing out Crime.
A draft version will be available from 22nd July, on the Council’s website at
Copies will also be available for public inspection at:
  • The Council Offices at Pippbrook, Dorking
  • Libraries in the District
  • The Help Shop in Leatherhead
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