Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO)

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO ) propose to deal with a particular nuisance in a particular area that is having a detrimental effect on the quality of life for those in the local community. It can prohibit certain things or require specific things to be done.

An example of when a PSPO may be issued could be to help keep dogs under control within a public place such as a parks.   Alternatively, it may prohibit the consumption of alcohol in a specific place or prohibit vehicular access.

When deciding whether an order should be issued, the local authority must consider two things:

  1. Whether the behaviour is having a detrimental effect, or is likely to have this effect.
  2. Whether the effect/likely effect of the activities is of a persistent nature making the behaviour unreasonable and rendering the notice justified.

It can be made to apply to all people, or limited only to certain people and can be restricted to specific times. A PSPO can last no longer than 3 years but can be renewed if necessary. Failure to comply with the order can result in a fine or a fixed penalty notice.

The Environmental Protection Team at North West Leicestertshire District Council have three Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) in force.

  1. PSPO - Controlling Dogs - PSPO - Dog Control (PDF Document, 0.17 Mb)
  2. PSPO - Prohibting motor vehicles on Netherfield Lane, Sawley and surrounding areas - PSPO - Netherfield Lane (PDF Document, 0.25 Mb)
  3. PSPO - Bins on Streets in certain areas within the Coalville Town Centre - PSPO for Bins on Street (PDF Document, 0.13 Mb)

North West Leicestershire District Council is proposing to extend the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) which prohibits the use of any form of Motor Vehicle on the following restricted areas:

  • The highway known as Netherfield Lane, Derbyshire, DE72 2HP;
  • The bridleway ‘L109’, starting from Netherfield Lane and ending at Main Street, Lockington;
  • The site of the former Sawley crossroads service station, London Road, Cavendish Bridge, Leicestershire (locally known as the ‘little chef island’); and
  • The service road known as #608462659 leading onto cycle path #639226649, #28854699 and #297994418

The full proposal including maps of the restricted areas can be viewed here:PSPO Netherfield Lane (PDF Document, 0.44 Mb)

The Council is required to carry out a period of consultation. 

All representations will be considered before any final decision is made.

Representations concerning the proposed Public Space Protection Order should be made in writing to;

North West Leicestershire District Council,

Environmental Protection Team,

Council Offices,


LE67 3FJ

Or via e-mail to

Representations can be made between 27 September 2021 and 22 October 2021

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Last updated: Fri 24 September, 2021 @ 11:30