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Crowded Places: The Planning System and Counter-Terrorism

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This TAN provides guidance on how good design should be achieved through the planning process.
Guidance to local planning authorities on how the Planning Acts now apply to Crown bodies.
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The Home Office and partners have published two updated documents Crowded places: the planning system and counter terrorism; and Protecting crowded places: design and technical issues.

The documents contain advice for local authorities, police, businesses, planners and architects to reduce vulnerability in crowded places.

This letter was sent to Chief Planning Officers in Wales. It sets out the context for the updated guidance and the planning system. It also provides more clarification on applying the guidance in Wales.

More information

More information on this subject is available in the related links and by visiting the following websites.

Visit: Design Commission for Wales (external link)

Visit: Safer Places: The Planning System and Crime Prevention (2004) (external link)

Visit: Working Together to Protect Crowded Places (March 2010) (external link)

Visit: Crowded Places: The Planning System and Counter-Terrorism (2012) (external link)

Visit: Protecting Crowded Places: Design and technical Issues (2012) (external link)