Dog control Consultation – Have Your Say

Dog control Consultation – Have Your Say

A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) deals with potential anti-social behaviour in an area which could have a harmful effect on the quality of life for those in the local community. It can ban certain things, or need specific things to be done, in this case the control of dogs in public areas.

The Council know that most dog owners properly control their dogs and abide by the rules.  However, they want to encourage every dog owner throughout the South Hams to be responsible and these Protection Orders help with that.

PSPOs last for three years before they need to be reviewed and the current orders run out in December this year.  The District Council now need to consult on the next set of Orders for the following three year period.

  • The current review affects all existing PSPOs within the District and they want to hear what you think.  The Council is also considering introducing new orders within existing PSPO areas, as follows:
  • Dog walkers must carry dog bags or other container to collect dog waste
  • Restrict amount of dogs that can be walked at to four at a time

Reduce restriction on access for dogs on specified beaches between 10:00 and 19:00 from 1st may and 30th September inclusive in any year to between 10:00 and 17:00 from 1st July to 31st August in any one year to be consistent with Cornwall’s restrictions.


South Hams District Council want your views in a public consultation about Public Space Protection Orders for dog control in the District.

If you would like to share your thoughts about the proposals, please contact the Environmental Protection Team on:

Or by post to:

Environmental Protection Team

South Hams District Council

Follaton House

Plymouth Road



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