Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Customer and Commercial Services and People Portfolio Holder presented a report seeking the introduction of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) on Parish Council-owned land at Staveley Playground. The PSPO would focus on the control of dogs. A consultation process had established that there was support to introduce a PSPO for dog control.
The Customer and Commercial Services and People Portfolio Holder drew attention to an earlier decision made by Cabinet on 11 September 2019 (CEX/44 (2019/20) refers) regarding the introduction of PSPOs in several locations, including Staveley-with-Ings. That report had, however, contained an error resulting in the decision at CEX/44 approving the introduction of a dog exclusion restriction in relation to Staveley Playground as opposed to an intended dogs on lead restriction.
The Legal Governance and Democracy Lead Specialist (Monitoring) outlined amended wording for Recommendation (2).
RESOLVED – That the following be approved:-
(1) the introduction of a PSPO in a defined area on Parish Council-owned land for a dogs on lead restriction at Staveley Playground; and
(2) the deletion of reference to a dog exclusion restriction at Staveley Playground within the PSPO approved at Resolution (1) of CEX/44 of the meeting of Cabinet held on 11 September 2019.
Reasons for Decision
The introduction of a PSPO links directly to the Well Being and Environment elements of the Council Plan and delivers under Work across boundaries, Creating balanced communities, Sustainable environment.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
The alternative option would be to not introduce a new PSPO, however, the consultation responses have established that this restriction is wanted and required. Therefore, not to introduce a new PSPO is not a recommended option.
Report author: Nicola Metcalfe
Publication date: 20/03/2020
Date of decision: 18/03/2020
Decided at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Cabinet