Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) Review & Consultation: Dog Restrictions on Beaches, Promenades and Wider District
The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 was introduced to provide revised legislation to deal with dog related offences as well as other low level antisocial activities. As a result of this in 2018, following wide consultation, the Council revised and introduced a number of specific PSPOs across the district to either prohibit the presence of dogs or enforce a policy of dogs on leads in certain areas. In regards to the 2014 Act all PSPOs must be reviewed every 3 years and a decision made as to whether they are still justified. As part of this process the Council is required to undertake a degree of consultation in regards to its decision.
In accordance with our current restrictions the following PSPOs are up for renewal on the 1st May 2021:
|Bacton Promenade and Beach||1st May 2018||1st May 2021|
|Cromer Promenade and Beach||1st May 2018||1st May 2021|
|Mundesley Promenade and Beach||1st May 2018||1st May 2021|
|Overstrand Promenade and Beach||1st May 2018||1st May 2021|
|Sea Palling Promenade and Beach||1st May 2018||1st May 2021|
|Sheringham Promenade and Beach||1st May 2018||1st May 2021|
|Walcott Promenade and Beach||1st May 2018||1st May 2021|
|West Runton Promenade and Beach||1st May 2018||1st May 2021|
|Dog Fouling District Wide (Public Land)||1st May 2018||1st May 2021|
To be consistent with the above the Council also proposes to continue to prohibit dog fouling across the entire district on public land.
Each of these PSPO areas can be examined and viewed on the North Norfolk District Council consultation web page:
In accordance with the legislation, if each order continues to meet the criteria specified within section 60 of the Act. An extension can be justified on the basis that there is need to prevent occurrence or recurrence, or there has been an increase in the frequency or seriousness of those activities.
In view of the above North Norfolk District Council proposes to extend all of the PSPOs specified in the above table for a further 3 years. The justification for this action is that the Council believes that continuation of the orders will prevent the occurrence and re-occurrence of unlawful activity.
If you would like to make representations concerning these decisions, please reply between the 29th March 2021 and the 18th April 2021 after which we will have to move forward with the orders.
In order to make your comments known please contact use using the methods specified below:
Telephone: Contact the Councils Customer Services Team on 01263 513811 who will record and register comments on your behalf.
Write: Environmental Protection Team, North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Cromer NR27 9EN
Scientific Team Leader