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Public Spaces Protection Orders (replacing Gating orders)

Details of current Public Spaces Protection Orders and Gating Orders in Wolverhampton.

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs)

For further information read: Highways Act 1980 - Gating Orders

Changes in the way that police, councils and other agencies deal with Anti-Social behaviour came into force on Monday 20 October 2014. The changes, under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, streamline the powers available to public bodies to deal with anti-social behaviour.

Public Spaces Protection Orders replace Designated Public Place Orders, Gating Orders and Dog Control Orders.

PSPOs specify an area where activities are taking place that are or may likely to be detrimental to the local community's quality of life.  PSPOs impose conditions or restrictions on people using that area such as alcohol bans or putting up gates.

The Council can make a PSPO if it believes the activities are detrimental to the local community's life and that the negative impact is so much to make the restrictions reasonable.

Breach of a PSPO may be a criminal offence punishable by a fixed penalty notice or prosecution.

The maximum duration of a PSPO is three years but they can last for shorter periods of time where appropriate.  At any point before expiry, the Council can extend a PSPO by up to three years if they consider that it is necessary to prevent the original behaviour from occurring or recurring.

PSPOs replace Gating Orders under Section 129A of the Highways Act 1980. Our current Gating Orders will continue to be valid for a period of three years (following commencement of the new power, effective 20 October 2014).  At this point, they will be treated as a PSPO.

Confirmed Gating Orders 

(01) Cockshutts Lane

pdf icon Cockshutts Lane gating order [518kb]
pdf icon Cockshutts Lane plan of proposed location [599kb]

(09) Wayford Glade

pdf icon Wayford Glade gating order [505kb]

(02) Murdoch Road

pdf icon Murdoch Road gating order [564kb]
pdf icon Murdoch Road plan of proposed location [506kb]

(10) Planetary Road

pdf icon Planetary Road gating order [710kb]

(03) Chilworth Avenue

pdf icon Chilworth Avenue gating order [1Mb]
pdf icon Chilworth Avenue plan of proposed location [863kb]

(13) Pendeford Lane

pdf icon Pendeford Lane gating order [447kb]
pdf icon Pendeford Lane plan of proposed location [966kb]

(04) Beach Avenue

pdf icon Beach Avenue gating order [379kb]

(14) Ripon Road

pdf icon Ripon Road gating order [896kb]

(05) Cheviot Road

pdf icon Cheviot Road gating order [301kb]

(15) Princess Alley

pdf icon Princess Alley gating order [826kb]

(06) The Grove

pdf icon The Grove gating order [352kb]

(16) Moseley Old Hall

pdf icon Moseley Old Hall gating order [863kb]

(08) Masefield

pdf icon Masefield gating order [448kb]

(17) Brickheath Road

pdf icon ¬∑Brickheath Road gating order [902kb]

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