Security fencing and ample lighting will provide the necessary security at the location chosen for a-yet-to-be developed library.

Dorothy Ireland, secretary of Friends of Chaddesden Park, a group created by Derby City Council to help look after the park it takes its name from, was speaking after police expressed concern over the location, reported This is Derbyshire.

She went on to say that the new £1.28 million development was only a few hundred feet away from the current location of the existing library and would be more exposed.

She told the newspaper: "I think there will be such a feeling of relief once we get a new library. I was at the old one the other day and it's awful to see it with the supports in it. It is getting old."

The police have said the new location will encourage people to commit crimes and that the lack of "natural surveillance" resulted in the need for other security measures.

Tayside police in Scotland recently declared that "robust security fencing" can actually deter criminal activity.

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