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Dog Control PSPO Variation

14/03/2022 - Dog Control PSPO Variation

The Cabinet considered a report of the Executive Director (Adults and Communities) seeking approval to commence a statutory consultation relating to dog controls in respect of the proposed designation of dog friendly areas between 1 May and 30 September 2022.


On consideration of the report, members of the Cabinet noted that the proposed consultation applied only to East Beach.




1. That consultation to vary the dog control Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) and trial a dog friendly beach during the 2022 bathing season at East Beach, as defined in Appendix 2 to the submitted report, be approved.

2. That it be noted that a further report on the next steps will be made once the consultation process has been completed.  (At that stage, the Cabinet may be asked to vary the PSPO statutory criteria to designate dog friendly areas.  No decision or recommendation is made on that at this stage).

Reasons for decision:


The establishment of a dog friendly beach, if supported by specific consultation in a trial, will allow the Council to consider long term options.


Other Options:


Not to undertake the consultation.


Note: This is an Executive Function

Eligible for call-in to: Place Scrutiny Committee

Cabinet Members: Cllrs Terry and Mulroney


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