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PPS 7 (Addendum): Residential Extensions and Alterations
Annex A: Security and Designing out Crime

A50 When undertaking any building work in the home, it is important to consider how this could affect security. Indeed planning for such works provides an ideal opportunity for householders to review security measures for their entire property and this can help promote a more secure residential environment.
A51 Incorporating sensible security measures during the extension or refurbishment of buildings has been shown to reduce levels of crime and the fear of crime. By bringing the crime prevention experience of the police more fully into the planning and design process, a balance can be achieved between safety and security. The Police Service have specially trained officers who, free of charge, can advise on Crime Prevention and how to Design Out Crime. Contact your local Crime Prevention Officer or visit the police web-site Opens link in a new browser window for more information.
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