Planning Obligations SPD 2020
9. COMMUNITY SAFETY
9.1. Leicestershire Constabulary and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service may request planning obligations to meet the additional costs of emergency service provision resulting from additional development.
9.2 Under paragraph 95 of the National Planning Policy Framework and the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, planning policies and decisions should promote public safety through for example the layout and design of developments which include appropriate and proportionate steps to reduce vulnerability, increase resilience and ensure public safety. Developers will be expected to contribute to safer communities by investing in design that minimises crime.
9.3 Sufficient evidence in respect of need in relation to existing or planned capacity will be required to justify a planning obligation. Where there is clear evidence of the need for additional capital development in order to make a development acceptable, particularly those of a larger scale, such contributions may be justified.