Public space protection orders

Sometimes referred to as PSPOs, these orders are designed to prevent individuals or groups of people behaving in a way that has (or is likely to have) a detrimental effect on other people’s quality of life in a locality, including persistent anti-social behaviour.

Creating and implementing orders

We can create and implement an order after consultation with the police, police and crime commissioner and other organisations or groups with an interest in the public space.

We set out requirements and/or restrictions for an area which target certain behaviours such as dog fouling.

Any orders that are created following the consultation will need to be reviewed after three years and either renewed or revoked.

Links with existing legislation

We have an opportunity under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to introduce these orders which are designed to replace existing dog control orders and designated public protection orders.

It is intended that the public space protection orders will come into effect in 2017.

Have your say

We’re now consulting on proposals for public space protection orders. The consultation will run from noon February 1 until March 31 2017. All feedback will be considered before a final decision is made on how to proceed.

Comment on public space protection order proposals

Please contact us if you require the consultation in an alternative format. Reference copies of the consultation will also be available in our libraries.

PSPO consultation enquiries

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