Public Space Protection Orders

A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) is an order that aims to prevent anti social behaviour. They can be used to ban certain activities, or require specific actions to be taken.

The PSPOs that we are currently consulting on deal with controlling dogs in public areas. Most dog owners in the South Hams are responsible and abide by the rules, but these Protection Orders mean the Council can deal with those who don't.

Our current PSPOs expire in December 2020. All of them will need renewing and we want to hear what you think. We have already received proposals from some communities and you can read these below.

We are also considering adding new orders within PSPO areas, as follows:

  • Dog owners must carry bags or other containers to collect dog waste.

  • Restricting the number of dogs that can be walked by one person at any one time to four.

How can I have my say?

You can comment on the consultation via email using the button below:

Or if you prefer, you can write to us at:

Environmental Protection Team

South Hams District Council

Follaton House

Plymouth Road

Totnes TQ9 5NE

The consultation will run from 1 June until 31 July 2020.

What are the proposals?

We've received proposals for the following areas. Click on each one to see the proposals.

Don't forget that we'd like to hear your thoughts about all the areas which have restrictions related to dogs, not just the areas below. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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