Consultee Comment for planning application S/2019/0856/MAO

Land South of Grange Park Quinton Road Northampton
Outline application for up to 300 dwellings and land for a new school (up to two forms-of-entry) along with open space, drainage, footpath improvements, new off-site footpath links, vehicular access and all matters reserved other than access.
Case Officer

Crime Prevention Design Advisor
Sharon Henley Towcester Police Station Watling Street Towcester Northants NN12 6DE
Type of Comment
The comments made previously are still pertinent and should be carried forward for this version of the layout. In addition I am concerned to note that there is a suggestion to light the PROW from Fox Fields park to Quinton Road with timber bollards. I question the sense in lighting this footpath as it will be screened from the overlooking development by trees so any 'capable guardianship' by householders over the path will be lost and furthermore bollard lighting does not enable a person to see the face of another person and for this reason it is not recommended by the police service. Lighting remote footpaths which are not well overlooked by passing vehicles or adjacent development encourages their use and potentially puts people in harms way. A footpath link from the park to the road is no problem for daytime use but its use in the dark should not be encouraged by illuminating it.
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