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Monmouthshire considers new dog controls

Monmouthshire, in Mid-Wales, could soon introduce dog control measures under new council plans.

Monmouthshire County Council consulted with landowners, including its own estates team, all town and community councils and the Brecon Beacons National Park, during November and December on what restrictions it could, and should, bring forward to control dogs in public places.

The council is waiting for feedback from town and community councils, as well as major landowners, about what measures they would like on their land.

Huw Owen, the council’s Principal Environmental Health Officer, told The Monmouthshire Herald: “Quite simply the order criminialises whatever is included in that order. I’m hoping, towards the end of this year, we will actually produce a Public Spaces Protection Order with the appropriate controls.”

A report is due to go before the council’s place scrutiny committee in early March, which will consider potential controls, which could come into force by the end of the year.

Draft Public Spaces Protection Orders would then have to be approved, or amended, by a council committee which would then be subject to a full public consultation.

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