Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
The Cabinet Member was asked to:
1. Approve a new borough wide PSPO for the control of street drinking until 29 June 2024.
2. Approve a new borough wide PSPO for dog control until 29 June 2024.
3. Agree to keep the consultation open for a further 6-weeks to capture more feedback on the current orders and proposed variation to the dog control order
Reasons for decision
1. Powers to create PSPOs came into force in October 2014. The PSPO’s replace Designated Public Place Orders (also known as Controlled Drinking Zones) and Dog Control Orders. The existing Designated Public Place Orders and Dog Control Orders automatically became PSPOs by automatic operation of law on 20 October 2017. The PSPOs remained in place for three years unless extended by the making of a new PSPO by the Council. The existing PSPOs expired on 20 October 2020 and new orders created on 12 April 2021.
2) The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 stated that a local authority may establish a PSPO if satisfied on reasonable grounds that the activity or behaviour concerned, carried out, or likely to be carried out, in a public space:
a) has had, or is likely to have, a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality.
b) is, or is likely to be, persistent or continuing in nature.
c) is, or is likely to be, unreasonable; and
d) justifies the restrictions imposed.
3) On 9 April 2021, the Cabinet Member agreed to make new PSPOs commencing on 12 April and expiring on 21 June unless extended, varied or discharged. A public consultation process continued during that period with a consultation survey on the council website.
4) As the previous orders had expired, the Cabinet Member must consider the outcome of the consultation and EQIA and agree to create a new order.
Publication date: 24/06/2021
Date of decision: 24/06/2021