Current Consultations

Planning applications:
To make comments on planning applications please click here.

Licensing consultations:
To view licences currently under consultation please click here.

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)

Start of consultation: 19 Feb 2020
End of consultation: 30 Jun 2020

In light of the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, this consultation has been extended until the end of June (from mid-April).

A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) is legislation that allows a local authority (Isle of Wight Council) to address a particular nuisance or problem that may occur in a particular area. The PSPO works by imposing conditions on the use of that area, that apply to everyone. 

PSPOs are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces safe from anti-social behaviour. 

The Isle of Wight Council's Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs), include the controls that were previously called Dog Control Orders (DCOs), Designated Public Place Orders (DPPOs) and other measures to control antisocial behaviour. 

We are turning these previous orders into a single set of PSPOs. The council is considering some small amendments to the previous orders.

Consultation Activity:

You can have your say by completing the online survey. Please ensure to read the detail of the proposals.

A series of face to face community drop in sessions are also planned. Come and meet with our local environment officers: 

  • Cowes Town Council offices, Tuesday 3 March 2020, 10:00 until 11:00

  • 30 High Street, Newport, Tuesday 10 March 2020, 140:0 until 15:00

  • Ryde Town Council Office, Thursday 19 March 2020 11:00 until 12noon 

  • Sandown Town Council office, Tuesday 24 March 2020, 12noon until 13:00