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PSPO Consultation

In an effort to prevent a repetition of last summer’s moorland fires, Tameside Council is proposing to introduce a public space protection order (PSPO). The measure is being drawn up in partnership with Oldham Council. 

Oldham Council will be hosting their own consultation on the proposal, if you would like to access Oldham Council’s consultation, please click here.

The PSPO, if adopted, would prohibit activities within the boundaries of the PSPO which have been identified as carrying a significant risk of causing wildfires, such as lighting a barbecue, building or lighting any kind of fire, and lighting fireworks or having Chinese lanterns carrying an open flame.

To contravene any of these regulations would be a criminal rather than a civil offence. Penalties would range from a £100 fine to £1,000 (following a summons).

During last year’s fire, which broke out on June 24, around 4,500 acres of land were destroyed and many farm animals were killed. Additionally, 150 residents were evacuated and the smoke affected air quality across the north west of England. 

You can view a copy of the proposed PSPO by clicking here 

You can view a map of the proposed PSPO boundary by clicking here

We would be grateful if you could provide feedback by completing a short consultation on the proposed PSPO. The survey can be accessed by clicking here.

This consultation will close on 5 August 2019