Request to consult about the introduction of a Public Space Protection Order at Union Terrace and Clarence Street Gardens
Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods, Executive Member for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: To request permission to consult on the
reintroduction of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for Union
Terrace and Clarence Street Gardens prohibiting the consumption of
alcohol when it is linked to anti-social behaviour.
The Executive Member will be asked to agree that the Council will undertake a 4 week consultation process with local residents and interested stakeholders to determine whether to introduce a PSPO for Union Terrace, Clarence Street Gardens.
(i) That Option 1 be agreed. To consult with local businesses, residents and interested stakeholders on the introduction of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for Union Terrace, Union Terrace Car Park, Clarence Street and Clarence Gardens, which would ensure that the Police and the Council would have greater powers to deal with anti-social behaviour in these areas.
(ii) That a 4 week consultation process be undertaken and that the options within paragraph 10 of the report be referenced.
Reason: To ensure that the Council actively addresses the issue of anti-social behaviour in our communities.
(iii) That a further report at the end of the consultation, which makes recommendations as to whether to introduce a PSPO taking into account the responses to the consultation, be received at a future Decision Session – Executive Member for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods.
Reason: The Council will need to have due regard to the results of the public consultation exercise and legal criteria in making a decision.
Report author: Paul Morrison
Publication date: 17/02/2022
Date of decision: 17/02/2022
Effective from: 22/02/2022