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Designing Out Crime SPD

The Council's Designing Out Crime (SPD) seeks to promote high quality designs and layouts in new development that contribute to reducing crime, fear of crime and anti-social behaviour.

The SPD was adopted by the Council in April 2005 following public consultation in October-November 2004. The document forms part of our new Local Development Framework.

The guidance supports the aims of the Council's Crime and Disorder, Drug and Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy 2005-2008 which seeks to make Sutton the safest Borough in London.

pdf icon Designing Out Crime SPD [1Mb] (PDF - 1.88 MB)

Public consultation 

Public consultation on the Draft Designing Out Crime SPD took place between 11th October and 19th November 2004 in line with the Council's draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). A range of methods was used to seek the views of residents, local business, the Safer Sutton Partnership Board and relevant public bodies.

88 responses were received from 22 respondents, including individuals (20), local groups (41), business (1), the Metropolitan Police (13), other public organisations (4), the views of the Town Centre Manager (5) and arising from the outcome of Area Committee meetings (1). 66 representations required no further amendments to be made. The remaining 22 objections have been addressed in the final version of the SPD which was adopted by the Council in April 2005.

In line with the planning regulations, the Council is required to prepare a 'Statement of Compliance' upon the submission of each local development document, stating how the arrangements for public consultation have met the requirements of the regulations and the SCI. Accordingly, the pdf icon Statement of Compliance [1Mb] (PDF - 1,105 KB) in relation to the Designing Out Crime SPD was published by the Council in April 2005.

Further details of all representations received to the draft SPD can be viewed on the pdf icon consultation schedule [1Mb] (PDF - 1.37 MB).

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How to buy copies of the Designing Out Crime SPD

Copies of the Designing Out Crime SPD can be purchased by contacting 020 8770 6229 or by calling in person to our Denmark Road offices ). Alternatively, copies of the SPD can be viewed at Civic Offices (St Nicholas Way, Sutton), Council offices (24 Denmark Road, Carshalton) and at all public libraries.