Public Spaces Protection Orders

The Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) are intended to replace the current Designated Public Place Orders (DPPO), the Dog Control Orders (DCO) and Gating Orders

Introduced under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, The Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) are intended to replace the current Designated Public Place Orders (DPPO), the Dog Control Orders (DCO) and Gating Orders. If there is evidence of behaviour in a public space which is having or is likely to have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of the community and the behaviour is persistent/continuing and unreasonable, a PSPO can be introduced by the Council to include restrictions on specific behaviour and/or requirements for people to abide by when on the public space in question. All anti-social behaviour can be considered for a Public Spaces Protection Order and not just dog or alcohol issues.

Any current DPPO's or DCO which are in place across the City will remain in force for a period of three years from 20 October 2014 (unless otherwise varied, discharged or replaced by a PSPO) with an annual review, following which, they will be replaced by the Public Spaces Protection Order should the evidence to satisfy the threshold remain.

Active PSPOs in Nottingham

Consent regarding Local Nature Reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Nottingham City Council has granted a consent in respect of dogs entering and remaining on local nature reserves and SSSI the terms of which can be viewed here

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