Dogs on beaches PSPO consultation 2019

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO’s) are designed to deal with a particular nuisance in a particular area. They can prohibit certain things or require specific things to be done. They are used in areas where specific behaviour is having a negative effect on people who use that space.

There are currently 48 PSPOs which apply restrictions at certain times of the year for dogs on beaches across Cornwall.

A PSPO is legislation that allows a Council to address a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area. The Order works by imposing conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone. They are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.

The current list of PSPO’s shows the PSPO’s that were introduced in 2017,  the previous orders and the previous orders for the former Carrick area. There are maps showing the current restricted areas in more detail.

We are obliged to review PSPO’s every three years and to undertake a formal consultation with:

  • Members of the public
  • Local Councillors
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Beach owners
  • Other interested parties

The next round of PSPO’s are due to be implemented in April 2020.  Read our FAQs about PSPO's.

Our PSPO (Dogs on Beaches) consultation survey is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who gave us their opinion on the future shape of PSPO’s for dog on beaches in Cornwall.

The consultation ran for 12 weeks from 27 August until 19 November 2019.

We are now working on analysing the responses. The intention is that the Council will consider a report in January 2020 on PSPO’s (Dog on Beaches). This report will include the results of the consultation.