We are aware of the reports of ASB and the scheme is designed to reduce the potential for ASB. The Council’s Housing Management Team are also working to reduce ASB in the surrounding area.
The scheme design will be reviewed by the Essex Police as they are a Statutory Consultee, with whom we are required to consult with. The design out crime officers will assess the design and feedback on any improvements which could be made in order to make the development as secure and resilient to antisocial behaviour as possible.
We can only comment in terms of how the design of the scheme has approached this. The scheme has considered ‘passive surveillance’ and ‘positive overlooking’. What this means is that we have designed the scheme so that it allows for many residents to clearly view shared areas, which is widely accepted as a way of preventing areas were antisocial behaviour could take place.