2008 Manifesto: Building a Better London

Please see below for a sample of several of the pledges in this section of the 2008 Manifesto. For the full list of pledges, please download the complete Progress Report.

Designing Developments to Combat Crime

Designing out crime

"I will make designing out crime a key priority in the London Plan and the Mayor’s Housing Strategy to prevent creating poor quality housing where crime flourishes."
Status Update: Delivered

Mayor Boris Johnson has taken a personal lead on crime throughout his tenure. The London Plan sets out the designing out crime policy, which calls on boroughs and others to create safe, secure and appropriately accessible environments where crime and disorder, and the fear of crime do not undermine quality of life or community cohesion (link). The Housing Strategy also sets out that new homes and developments should be built to principles that design out crime and fire risks (link).

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