Public Notices and Consultations

Here you can stay informed and up to date with the latest public notices and public consultations relevant for the Malvern Hills district.

Dog Control Consultation

We are proposing the creation of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) pursuant to dog control. If approved, the PSPO will allow us to deal with dog control offences by issuing fixed penalty notices.

We currently have the powers to enforce a fixed penalty notice for dog fouling in the district in compliance with The Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996, however we would like to take a more proactive approach to tackle dog control offences in the district through the PSPO.

The proposed PSPO will cover:

  • Failure to carry a poop bag or other means to clean up after a dog.
  • Failure to keep a dog on a lead in a designated area.
  • Failure to exclude dogs from fenced off or enclosed children’s playgrounds.

We would like to hear your views about this through our short survey: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/DogControl/

Our frequently asked questions should provide you with all of the information you need to know: Dog Control Frequently Asked Questions 

Planning Enforcement Plan

The Local Enforcement Plan consultation relates to Malvern Hills District Council’s Planning Enforcement service and will describe the purpose of the enforcement service and how the Council will deliver the service to the community.

The Plan sets out how the council aims to provide an efficient planning enforcement service in a clear, consistent, proportionate and open manner. It is recognised that establishing effective controls over unauthorised development assists in conserving the natural and built environment, whilst helping to protect the quality of people’s lives and maintaining the district council’s reputation.