Public Space Protection Orders

A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) is an order than aims to prevent anti-social behaviour. They can be used to ban certain activities, or require specific actions to be taken, like cleaning up after your dog.

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

Our current PSPOs run out in October 2020. All of them will need renewing and we want to hear what you think. 

As well as the existing regulations, we are considering adding new orders within PSPO areas, as follows:

  • Limiting dog walkers to walking four dogs at any one time

  • Dog walkers must carry bags at all times to collect their dog's waste

  • Dogs must be kept on leads on roads within 30 mph speed limit zones.

How can I have my say?

You can comment on the consultation using the button below:

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

Environmental Protection Team

West Devon Borough Council

Kilworthy Park

Drake Road


PL19 0BZ

The Consultation will run from 1 June until 31 July. Any changes will come into force in October 2020

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