This week’s updates are:

1. SBD – Police Login – Documents

2. Factsheet to accompany the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill

3. HMI - State of policing: the annual assessment of policing in England and Wales 2013/14

4. College of Policing Digest

5. Government to commission, build and sell homes with 'radical new vision for housing'

6. October was strongest month for new housing since 2011, NHBC figures reveal

7. Database for stolen property, mainly to do with Tree Surgeons and Landscape Gardeners

8. Planning Appeal – Alverley, Shropshire – Re Gypsy site in Green Belt - Refused

Visit the ‘Secured by Design’ web site for CPDA contact details, design guides, licence holders & application forms: www.securedbydesign.com

1. SBD – Police Login – Documents
A library of reference documents has been set up on the SBD web site on the “Police Login” side. When logged in to the private side of the SBD web site, go to ‘Documents’ and you will find a list of reference documents you can click and view, as well as download. If you have more reference guides for inclusion, or guides that are updated versions of those already on there, please send to me (michael.clare@herts.pnn.police.uk) so I can circulate and arrange for them to be included in the SBD Library. It is hoped that this will become a useful source of documents for CPDA’s, and one that we can all contribute to, as we come across other useful documents. Together with the SBD Forum this should become a useful area for sharing knowledge in a private access area.
If you have forgotten your password then please make contact with the Secured by Design office at: 0207 084 8963

2. Factsheet to accompany the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill
The Factsheet is attached

3. HMI - State of policing: the annual assessment of policing in England and Wales 2013/14

There is a section on Preventing Crime. The document is available at: http://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmic/publication/state-of-policing-13-14/

4. College of Policing Digest
The Decemeber 2014 digest is available at: http://www.college.police.uk/en/22296.htm

5. Government to commission, build and sell homes with 'radical new vision for housing'

The government today announced major plans to commission, build and even sell homes as part of a radical new approach to housing. A pilot programme on a government-owned former RAF base in Northstowe (pictured), near Cambridge, will see the Homes and Communities Agency leading development of 10,000 homes, "twice as fast as conventional approaches". This is the first time for decades that the government has owned land, led a development on it at this scale, and considered commissioning homes directly for sale. This approach, it claims, will fasttrack the development by providing certainty and making new homes available more quickly. Under the proposals, the government will make an upfront investment but expects that later costs will be met through the sale of land and homes. It will evaluate the feasibility and economic impacts of rolling out this model on a wider scale, to support and accelerate housing supply. More at: http://www.24dash.com/news/central_government/2014-12-02-Government-to-commission-build-and-sell-homes-with-radical-new-vision-for-housing

6. October was strongest month for new housing since 2011, NHBC figures reveal

The figures show that a total of 13,950 new homes were registered in October (11,151 private sector; 2,799 public sector). The previous highest single month for new home registrations was in June 2011, when 14,565 homes were registered. October also showed a 10 per cent increase in growth compared to the same month last year when 12,682 new homes were registered (9,666 private sector; 3,016 public sector). The rolling quarter August to October showed an increase of 14% compared to the same period last year, with a total of 37,140 new homes (29,341 private sector, 7,799 public sector) registered across the country (32,716 for the same period in 2013; 24,350 private sector, 8,366 public sector). More at: http://www.nhbc.co.uk/NewsandComment/Name,58481,en.html

7. Database for stolen property, mainly to do with Tree Surgeons and Landscape Gardeners

ARBSAFE, is a database for stolen commercial property, mainly to do with tree surgeons, landscape gardeners etc. Theft of this chain saws, mowers etc. The company based in Suffolk and is an SBD member company.
Further and the link to the company at: http://www.securedbydesign.com/companies/membercompany.aspx?company=1046&companyname=Arbsafe

8. Planning Appeal – Alverley, Shropshire – Re Gypsy site in Green Belt - Refused
Decision letter and Inspector’s Report on appeal relating to an application for change of use to a private Gypsy and Traveller caravan site comprising 1 mobile home and 2 touring caravans. The decision is attached.

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