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Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)

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View the Press Release for the Public Space Protection Order consultation

Purpose of Public Spaces Protection Orders

The purpose of a Public Spaces Protection Order is to reduce the occurrence and recurrence of criminal and anti-social activities in the gated alleys and adjoining areas.

The Public Spaces Protection Orders prohibit persons from being 'in' the restricted area at all times, subject to exemptions for residents of adjoining properties.

Alternative routes for pedestrians are available through the adjoining street network.

Why we are consulting

The consultation has now closed. 

Following a change in legislation all 'Alley Gating' Orders made under the Highways Act 1980 that were in place before 20 October 2017 by operation of law became Public Spaces Protection Orders.

This means that the Orders shown below are Public Spaces Protection Orders and subject to the provisions contained in the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 ("2014 Act").

Under transitional arrangements contained in the 2014 Act the Public Spaces Protection Orders below will expire on 20 October 2020 unless a decision is made by the Council to extend them.

The Council must review each of the Public Spaces Protection Orders shown below before deciding whether or not to extend for a further period of 3 years.

View Alley Gate orders in Preston

How do I take part in the consultation?

The consultation has now closed. 

The Council will consider all comments received before making a decision on whether a Public Spaces Protection Order should be extended.

Alley Gates

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