- The terraced housing development is safe and secure for residents and visitors, and is perceived as such
- The terraced housing development contributes to the safety of the surrounding public space
A well-designed development creates a safe and secure environment with ample opportunities for natural surveillance of the street and adjacent open spaces.
The front of the terraced house should be designed so that there is a visual connection between the building and public areas such as parks and streets. Opportunities for overlooking should be provided for in the design of communal spaces such as lanes and walkways through or next to the site.
Good design can ensure safety and security without the need for organised patrols, burglar alarms or closed circuit television. In addition, a development that is safe and feels safe attracts people, activity and investment.