Decision details

Implementation of Public Space Protection Orders - MAR17/CMDN/32

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Environment Capital

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


For the Cabinet Member to approve the implementation of Public Space Protection Orders following public consultation.

Reasons for the decision:

If implemented, the City Centre Public Space Protection Order will directly enable the Local Authority and the Safer Peterborough Partnership achieve the objectives to ‘Keep our communities safe, cohesive and healthy’ and ‘Tackling anti-social behaviour.’


If implemented, the Public Space Protection Order will give more powers to Police and authorised Council officers to tackle anti-social behaviour in the proposed area, thus improving the quality of life for people who live, work and visit the City Centre.


The proposed PSPO City Centre area is currently a DPPO area which the local authority is required to review within 3 years of the new legislation coming into force, by October 2017. The proposed PSPOs will allow for additional conditions to be added to improve the quality of life for those that live, work and visit in these areas and will be effective for 3 years.


Alternative options considered:

Do nothing and continue with existing DPPO restriction in tackling alcohol-related ASB until October 2017, however only the Police would have the ability to enforce this sole condition. The opportunity to easily and quickly address other quality of life issues would be missed. Both Police and authorised Council officers will continue to be limited in terms of which quality of life issues that they are able to enforce under current legislation, policy and competing priorities.

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Publication date: 27/03/2017

Date of decision: 27/03/2017

Effective from: 31/03/2017

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