Decision details

Review of Public Space Protection Orders

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To consider extending the existing Public Space Protection Orders for a further period of 3 years and to consider implementing a new Public Space Protection Order

Decision:

Decision:

1.    Cabinet notes the results of the public consultation on the extension of the existing Public Space Protection Orders and proposed Public Space Protection Order to control dogs at The Spinney, Market Deeping Cemetery.

2.    Cabinet approves the Public Space Protection Orders relating to dog fouling and the requirement for dogs to be placed on leads on order of an officer for a 3 year period from 20 October 2020.

3.    Cabinet approves the Public Space Protection Order relating to alcohol control for a 3 year period from 20 October 2020.

4.    Cabinet approves the Public Space Protection Order excluding dogs from enclosed children’s play areas for a 3 year period from 20 October 2020. 

5.    Cabinet approves the implementation of a new Public Space Protection Order requiring dogs to be kept on leads of no more than 1 metre in length in The Spinney, Market Deeping Cemetery for a period of 3 years from 20 October 2020.

 

Considerations/reasons for decision:

·         The report from the Cabinet Member for Commercial and Operations on the review of the Public Space Protection Orders.

·         The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Police Act 2014.

·         The requirement to review Orders every three years.

·         A request from Market Deeping Town Council to consider the implementation of a new Public Space Protection Order to require dogs to be kept on leads in an enclosed area of Market Deeping Cemetery known as The Spinney.

·         Endorsement of the proposals by the Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 21 July 2020 and recommendation to Cabinet that public consultation be undertaken in respect of the existing and proposed Orders

·         A four-week consultation undertaken between 14 August 2020 and 11 September 2020 which demonstrated wide support with the extension of the existing Orders.

·         Support for Public Space Protection Orders from Lincolnshire Police.

·         The initial equality impact assessment attached as Appendix 4 to the report of the Cabinet Member for Communities

 

Other options considered:

1)    The existing Orders could be allowed to expire.  This would remove the ability to enforce against the matters covered by the Orders.

2)    Cabinet may determine that the legal test had not been met in respect of some or all of the Orders. In this case the Order(s) should not be extended/approved.

3)    If as a result of the consultation, changes to the draft Orders are proposed further consultation would be necessary.

Publication date: 14/10/2020

Date of decision: 13/10/2020

Decided at meeting: 13/10/2020 - Cabinet

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