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New homes 2014 (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations)

Secured by Design

New homes 2014 (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations)

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Secured by Design


Advises on community safety and security requirements for most types of housing developments, individual houses, housing estates and low rise apartment blocks (up to 5 stories above ground level). Discusses design and layout and physical security.


Updated to reflect changes to criminal methods of attack, to ensure complement BREEAM and to incorporate the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH). Superseded by the 2016 version. This document is no longer current but is cited in the Building Regulations for England.


Publisher History

Now known as the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC). The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) existed until 31 March 2015, as an independent professional body coordinating the development of the police service in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The ACPO formed the Crime Prevention Initiatives to manage projects such as Secured by Design, which was established in 1989 and focussed on providing design guidance and security for new and refurbished homes, commercial premises and car parks.



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