Agenda and minutes

2020/24 - Wildfire PSPO's, Cabinet Delegated Decisions - Tuesday, 30th March, 2021 5.00 pm

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STATEMENT OF THE REASONS FOR THE DECISION:

 

The introduction of a Public Spaces Protection Oder (PSPO) to help prevent

wildfires was considered by the Council in 2018 in response to a planned (but

subsequently cancelled) sky lantern festival on the edges of Buxton. This was

due to concerns about the risk of lanterns drifting into Staffordshire Moorlands

and potentially causing fires at a time of heightened fire risk.

The possibility of introducing a PSPO was raised again by the Peak District

National Park Authority and District Councillors in 2020 following large

numbers of people visiting the Peak District after the restrictions introduced to

prevent the spread of coronavirus were lifted in the summer of 2020.

The Communities Overview & Scrutiny Panel considered a draft PSPO to help

prevent fires in grass and moorland areas on 23 November 2020. On

1 December 2020, the Cabinet agreed that the Council should carry out the

necessary consultation, publicity and notification that is required by statute

before introducing a PSPO.

 

ANY ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED:

 

The Council could have chosen not to introduce a PSPO in the terms suggested.

 

DECISION:

 

That the draft Public Spaces Protection Order (wildfires) 2021 be APPROVED.

 

A RECORD OF ANY CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARED:

 

None

 

A NOTE OF ANY DISPENSATION, IF GRANTED:

 

None