Developer aiming to create a safer, crime-free community living
WWE all want to live in places that are safe, secure and attractive – and today’s new home developments can help to encourage a sense of community and reduce the risk of crime.
That is the message from housebuilder Barratt Northampton, which says it is now giving higher priority than ever before to development layout when creating new places to live.
Barratt carefully plans to achieve the correct balance between privacy and community, cars and pedestrians. Not only does getting the right balance encourage neighbourliness, it also discourages crime and anti-social behaviour.
“Our aim is to create safe, secure and attractive communities where people aspire to live, and design has a crucial role to play in that,” said Paul Walker, sales director at Barratt Northampton.
“We want to build friendly places to live, where people get to know their neighbours. Not only do thoughtful development layouts improve the quality of life for residents, they can also help to deter anti-social or even criminal behaviour.”
The Pastures, at Lyveden Way, Corby, comprises four-bedroomed houses priced from £188,995. The sales office is open daily from 11am to 6pm.
For more information on Barratt’s range of services to help you move, please call the sales hotline on 0844 811 3399, open seven days a week, from 8am to 9pm. Alternatively, visit www.barratthomes.co.uk
Schemes are judged on a range of design criteria including:
Do the buildings and layout make it easy to find your way around?
Are the streets pedestrian, cycle and vehicle friendly?
Are public spaces overlooked and do they feel safe?
“In recent years we have earned a reputation for the quality and design of our award-winning developments,” added Paul. “Now we are aiming to raise the bar again.”