Specified maximum number of dogs

  1. Summary

    The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 Section 59 Manchester City Council (Dog Specified Maximum) Public Spaces Protection Order 2019

    Manchester City Council (in this Order called "the Council") in exercise of its powers under Section 59 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 ("the Act ") hereby made the above Order:

    The Order came into force on the 26th July 2019 with effect for a period of 3 years. The Order was extended pursuant to Section 60 of the Act for a period of 3 years from the 26th July 2022.

    General provisions:

    1. This Order applies to all land in the Restricted Area to which the public or any section of the public has access, on payment or otherwise, as of right or by virtue of express or implied permission.
    2. The Council is satisfied that both of the conditions set out in Section 59 of the Act are satisfied, because the activity, identified in Article 5 of this Order, which is carried on in a public place ("the Restricted Area") has a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality and this effect is or is likely to be of a persistent or continuing nature, such as to make the activities unreasonable and justifies the restrictions imposed by this Order.
    3. The Order is available for inspection on the Council's website and also at the offices of the Customer Services Centre, Ground Floor, Town Hall Extension, Manchester M60 2LA.
    4. If any interested person desires to question the validity of this Order on the grounds that the Council had no power to make it or that any requirement of the Act has not been complied with in relation to this Order, he or she may apply to the High Court within six weeks from the date on which this Order is made.

    Obligations on persons with dogs:


    5. Specified Maximum Number of dogs

    A person in charge of more than one dog shall not take more than a maximum of 4 dogs onto the land specified in the Schedule to this Order unless —

    • (a) he has a reasonable excuse for doing so ; or
    • (b) the owner, occupier or other person or authority having control of the land has consented (generally or specifically ) to his doing so .



    For the purpose of this Order:

    • (a) Restricted Area means the land designated in the Schedule to this Order.
    • (b) A person who habitually has a dog in his possession shall be taken to be in charge of the dog at any time unless at that time some other person is in charge of the dog.


    A person who fails to comply with any obligation imposed by this Order is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine on summary conviction not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

    THE COMMON SEAL OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MANCHESTER was hereunto affixed in the pursuance of an order of the Council of the said City :- 
    Authorised signatory
    Dated this 26th day of July 2022   


    All land open to the air and to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access (with or without payment) in the City Of Manchester.

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