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The Dog Control Orders (Procedures) Regulations 2006

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Procedures before and after making, or amending, a dog control order

3.—(1) Before making a dog control order under section 55 of the Act, an Authority shall—

(a)consult upon its proposal to make the order by publishing a notice of that proposal in a local newspaper circulating in the area in which the land in respect of which the order would apply is situated;

(b)consult every other Authority having power under section 55 of the Act to make a dog control order in respect of all or part of the land in respect of which the proposed order would apply; and

(c)where all or part of the land in respect of which the proposed order would apply is access land, consult—

(i)the access authority for that access land, and

(ii)the local access forum for that access land,

and, in respect of any of that access land that is not situated in a National Park, the Countryside Agency.

(2) The notice referred to in paragraph (1)(a) shall—

(a)identify the land in respect of which the order is to apply, and, if any of the land is access land, state that this is the case;

(b)summarise the order;

(c)where the order refers to a map, state where the map may be inspected at an address within the Authority’s area, and that any inspection shall be free of charge at all reasonable hours during the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (d);

(d)state the period within which representations may be made in writing or by e-mail, such period being not less than 28 days after the publication of the notice; and

(e)state the address and e-mail address to which representations may be sent.

(3) After making a dog control order, an Authority shall, not less than seven days before the day on which the order is to come into force—

(a)where practicable, place signs summarising the order in conspicuous positions on or near the land in respect of which it applies;

(b)publish, in a local newspaper circulating in the area in which the land in respect of which the order applies is situated, a notice that the order has been made and stating the place at which it may be inspected and copies of it obtained;

(c)make the information referred to in sub-paragraph (b) available on its website (if any);

(d)send the information referred to in sub-paragraph (b) to every other Authority having power under section 55 of the Act to make a dog control order in respect of all or part of the land in respect of which the order applies;

(e)where the order applies in respect of any access land, send the information referred to in sub-paragraph (b) to—

(i)the access authority, and

(ii)the local access forum,

for that access land, and to the Countryside Agency.

(4) This regulation shall apply to the amendment of a dog control order as if references to its making were to its being amended.

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