The Cabinet had before it a *report of the Operations Manager for Street Scene and Open Spaces considering whether to make a proposed variation to the Mid Devon (Public Spaces Protection) (Dog Control) Order 2021.
The Chairman indicated that approval was required for further consultation and consideration of responses would be required before the Order is made, to add two locations to the list of areas in the PSPO where dogs are only allowed on leads, add one location to the list of areas in the PSPO where dogs are excluded; and correct a plan within the existing PSPO which shows the wrong area of land.
The Cabinet Member for the Environment and Climate Change stated that there were a small number of omissions that required rectifying.
1. On being satisfied that the statutory grounds for varying the Mid Devon (Public Spaces Protection) (Dog Control) Order 2021 are met as detailed in the Report, it was agreed to commence public consultation on the proposed variation order (Appendix A) which will:
(a) designate the Locations in Hemyock, as shown on the plans attached to this report at Appendix B and Appendix C, as areas where dogs are only allowed if on leads,
(b) designate the Location in Kentisbeare, as shown on the plan attached to this report at Appendix D, as an area where dogs are excluded, and
(c) amend Plan 82 of the PSPO to show the play area at Siskin Chase, Cullompton.
2. In the event that there are no material objections to the variation order as determined by the Operations Manager for Street Scene and Open Spaces in consultation with the Cabinet Member for the Environment and Climate Change to grant delegated authority to the Operations Manager for Legal and Monitoring to make the Variation Order (subject to any minor variations as he/she considers appropriate).
3. In the event that the above delegation is not exercised, the matter be reported back to Cabinet for consideration.
(Proposed by Cllr C R Slade and seconded by Cllr R J Chesterton)
Reason for the decision – there is a need for the variation to the PSPO to be consulted upon and if approved form part of the original PSPO.
Note: *Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.