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Alley Gating on Public Highways - Cardiff Council Policy & Strategy 2020

Alley Gating is a simple and effective measure that helps reduce the levels of crime and anti-social behaviour that may otherwise persist to the detriment of local communities.


In 2008, Cardiff Council implemented an Alley Gating policy, and continues to support and recognise the importance of these schemes. Since then, over 180 lanes have been gated, benefitting approximately 7,500 properties.


In 2014, the legislative powers for Alley Gating were repealed under the Highways Act, and enacted as Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act. Whilst Gating Orders and PSPOs appear similar, there are some procedural differences that were introduced as part of the new legislative requirements.


The purpose of this report is to propose a new Alley Gating Policy and Strategy in line with current legislative requirements, setting out the operational considerations and procedures that are involved in the delivery of these schemes.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/01/2020

Decision due: 19 Mar 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Housing & Communities

Lead director: Corporate Director of People and Communities

Scrutiny Consideration: Amber/Ambr

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