Planning Obligation - A Guide to Section 106 and Developer Contributions

Representation ID: 362

Received: 12/01/2010

Respondent: Essex Police

Representation Summary:

The Form Police Community Safety Infrastructure Takes
The provision of new and expanded police buildings is the most significant and capital intensive requirement arising from an expanding population. The typical hierarchy of provision is as follows:
. Tier 1 - Neighbourhood police office
. Tier 2 - Sector Station (small town)
. Tier 3 - LPA HQ Station
. Tier 5 - Force HQ
. Support (e.g. training, storage)
. Specialist (e.g. Roads Policing)
. Independent public Access/Enquiry Point (e.g. part of a library)

Essex police are committed to putting as many officer's and PCSO's on the front line as possible. While the most visible form of Police infrastructure at a local level is the neighbourhood police office, there are other support and associated functions that have greater strategic influence that will be affected by planning related growth, and which will require expanded or new facilities to mitigate impacts. Such facilities may be located either elsewhere within the Local Planning Authority/Local Police Area or in some cases elsewhere within the wider Force area in line with our strategic plans for policing the contributory proposals.