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 West Devon 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 October this year.  The Borough 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 Borough 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 to four at a time
  • Dogs to be kept on leads on roads within 30mph speed zones.

West Devon Borough Council want your views in a public consultation about Public Space Protection Orders for dog control in the District. (Monday 1st June to Friday 31st July)

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