Dog Control - Public Space Protection Orders

Dog control orders in Darlington were updated recently with Public Space Protection orders.

These orders came into force on 7 September 2020.

It has been brought to our attention that the new PSPO does not mirror the old Dog control orders in two areas of Heighington.

  • St Michael’s play area and
  • Parish Hall lane play park & football fields.

In order to rectify the matter we are proposing to amend the PSPO so that the areas in Heighington are No dogs allowed rather than Dogs on Leads.

A short (4 week) consultation with Heighington residents will therefore take place until 30 November 2020.

North west dog PSPO - Heighington play areas map [pdf document]

No other changes or variations are being proposed to the PSPO

Here is a draft copy of the PSPO that including the proposed changes affecting Heighington [pdf document].

We are consulting on the changes proposed to the order, that will affect Heighington residents and will be pleased to receive any views or comments. The consultation will end on 30 November 2020.

If you wish to respond to the consultation or have a question please email [email protected] by 30 November 2020