The Cabinet had before it a *report of the Operations Manager for Street Scene and Open Spaces requesting consideration of whether to make a proposed variation to the Mid Devon (Public Spaces Protection) (Dog Control) Order 2021 (the “PSPO”) by adding two locations to the list of areas in the PSPO where dogs are only allowed if on a lead; 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 outlined the contents of the report stating the PSPO had been agreed the previous year however there were omissions that required attention and therefore a variation to the Order was required. He reported that a full public consultation had taken place.
Consideration was given to ways in which small changes to the PSPO could be addressed without the need for major variations to be considered and whether any enforcement had taken place in line with the PSPO.
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, delegated authority be granted to the Operations Manager for Legal and Monitoring to make the Variation Order (subject to any minor variations as he/she considers appropriate) 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 Mid Devon (Public Spaces Protection) (Dog Control) Order 2021 to show the play area at Siskin Chase, Cullompton attached to this report at Appendix E.
(Proposed by Cllr C R Slade and seconded by Cllr C J Eginton)
Reason for the decision – an up to date PSPO is required to allow enforcement if necessary to take place.
Note: *Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes