This week’s updates are:

1. Further reading re SSPM
2. Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network (England & Wales) Crime Prevention and Safety Advice
3. HCA newsletter
4. BS EN 356 and general glass thickness P1A, P2a, etc – Thanks to Lesley Nesbitt for this.
5. STS202 and the BR ratings and what they mean - Thanks to Lesley Nesbitt for this.
6. Section 17 & PINS 953
7. Nottingham City Homes, ‘The Secure, Warm, Modern programme in Nottingham’
8. A sense of place - What residents think of their new homes
9. Further information from Professor Martin Gill after the National Training Event
10. Planning permissions show upwards trend: HBF/Glenigan
11. Crime and policing news update: February 2014
12. Lancashire homes allowed in recovered appeal decision
13. New CIL regulations come into effect this week
14. Flood Water Management Act 2010 – From Mark Montgomery, Hertfordshire.

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1. Further reading re SSPM
Regarding item 1 on last week’s updates: Abu Dhabi Safety and Security Planning Manual, as some of you will have noticed colleagues at the Applied Criminology Centre Huddersfield University, and Central Saint Martins, furnished the academic input. Further reading is available at: ‘Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design in the United Arab Emirates: A Suitable Case for Reorientation? ’ Built Environment , 39 (1), pp. 92-113. ISSN 02637960 Paul Ekblom, Rachel Armitage, Leanne Monchuk, and Ben Castell (2013)

2. Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network (England & Wales) Crime Prevention and Safety Advice
The Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network (England & Wales) has just published a comprehensive collection of crime prevention and safety advice. You can download a copy at:
www.ourwatch.org.uk/resource_centre/document_library/our_guide_to_crime_prevention_safety_advice

3. HCA newsletter
The newsletter for 26th February 2014 is available at: http://email.homesandcommunities.co.uk/communique/static/2694/17696570

4. BS EN 356 and general glass thickness P1A, P2a, etc – Thanks to Lesley Nesbitt for this.
Information available at: http://www.architecturalarmour.co.uk/FreshFiles/Tech_Spec/BS%20EN%20356%20Intruder%20Resistance.pdf

5. STS202 and the BR ratings and what they mean - Thanks to Lesley Nesbitt for this.
Useful link explaining STS202 and the BR ratings and what they mean: http://www.warringtoncertification.com/technical-information/3/sts202-april_2010_iss1.pdf

6. Section 17 & PINS 953
At the National Training Event this week, mention was made regarding Section 17 not applying to the Planning Inspectorate. I attach a sheet giving PINS 953 (report to Planning Inspectors regarding this issue, which says that where relevant a planning appeal can still be determied due to Crime Prevention.

7. Nottingham City Homes, ‘The Secure, Warm, Modern programme in Nottingham’
The decent homes impact study: crime report is available at:
http://www.nottinghamcityhomes.org.uk/documents/modern_warm_secure/impact_studies/Decent_homes_impact_study_crime_report.pdf
The updated report ‘Impact Research update 2012-13 is available at:
http://www.nottinghamcityhomes.org.uk/documents/modern_warm_secure/impact_studies/Impact_Research_update_2012-13_June_2013.pdf

8. A sense of place - What residents think of their new homes
This is a CABE document on research exploring the implications of residents' views for those involved in the delivery of new homes, including developers, local authorities and policymakers. It mentions about security for homes. The graphs on pages 17 and 23 are interesting. Hard copies of this publication are not available. However, you can download a copy at:.

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110118095356/http:/www.cabe.org.uk/publications/a-sense-of-place

9. Further information from Professor Martin Gill after the National Training Event
The two books mentioned at the NTE were:

· Armitage, R. (2013) Crime Prevention through Housing Design. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

· van Dijk, J., Tseloni, A., and Farrell, G. (2012) (editors) Closing the Doors: New Perspectives on the International Crime Falls. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Further reading material from Ken Pease and others on crime prevention is available from the members' page of the website www.perpetuityresearch.com There is no cost as all publications are free.

10. Planning permissions show upwards trend: HBF/Glenigan
Planning permissions for new homes in England totalled 52,534 in Q4 2013, the highest quarterly total since the first quarter of 2008, according to the Home Builders Federation’s latest Housing Pipeline report. The total number of planning permissions granted for 2013 at 174,471 is the highest yearly figure seen since 2007, the report produced by Glenigan shows. These annual permissions are a 24% climb on 2012 and a 51% lift on 2011’s figures. The Q4 2013 permissions are up 19% on Q3 and 17% on Q4 2012. And during Q4 2013, 885 sites gained approval, the highest quarterly total since Q1 2008.

11. Crime and policing news update: February 2014
Available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/crime-and-policing-news-update-february-2014 Includes a bit on Local Alcohol Action Areas (LAAA’s)

12. Lancashire homes allowed in recovered appeal decision
A major housing scheme in Lancashire has been allowed on appeal – a decision in line with the recommendation of a planning inspector. Communities Secretary Eric Pickles agreed that Ribble Valley Borough Council could not demonstrate a five year housing land supply. The Barrow Lands Company lodged an appeal in December 2012 after the planning authority failed to issue a decision on the developer’s proposals to build up to 504 new homes on an 18-hectare site located to the south-west of Barrow. The decision letter said the minister agreed with a planning inspector's conclusions that the council’s adopted policies were out of date and that its draft Core Strategy could only be given limited weight. The Secretary of State agreed with the inspector that there was "limited conflict" between the proposals and the draft Core Strategy policies on character and appearance of the area. However, the SoS argued that this fell "far short of suggesting that the development would be unacceptably harmful" and that there would be "little discernible landscape impact from more than around two kilometres". The decision letter noted concerns that the scheme would cause increased safety risks at two pedestrian level crossings over a railway to the west of the site. The minister said he agreed with the inspector that mitigation measures proposed by the developer, including a £10,000 contribution towards footpath improvements, were "adequate and reasonable" in the circumstances. Download the decision letter.

13. New CIL regulations come into effect this week
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) exemption for self build homes introduced this week is just one of a raft of changes that have come into effect, many prompted by property industry concerns that the emerging system is at risk of becoming unworkable. Underpinning the system from now on will be a new requirement that local authorities strike an appropriate balance in CIL charging schedules between funding infrastructure and not threatening the economic viability of development. More at: http://www.architecture.com/NewsAndPress/Membernews/PracticeNews/2014/February2014/27February2014/NewCILregulationscomeintoeffectthisweek.aspx

14. Flood Water Management Act 2010 – From Mark Montgomery, Hertfordshire.
For information Mark has sent through a briefing sheet re this, which is attached. At present this is causing some confusion within Hertfordshire.