Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has opened a consultation seeking the views of the public on a proposed Dog Control Order which would ban dogs from lands at Ballintoy to Whitepark Bay public right of way.
Since this will have an effect on those living and visiting the area, Council is asking for everyone’s views on the content of the proposal.
The Order has been proposed following a complaint from a local landowner about uncontrolled dogs attacking livestock along the right of way.
The Mayor, Councillor Ivor Wallace said: “The proposed Dog Control Order, if implemented, becomes law. It is therefore important that Council is aware of the views of a wide range of people who live in and visit the Borough. This consultation is an opportunity to have your say.”
The consultation is open for four weeks beginning on January 4th 2023.
Comments submitted during this time will be considered by Council when reaching a decision on whether to implement the Dog Control Order as new legislation.
In the event that a Dog Control order is confirmed by Council, anyone breaching the legislation may be subject to a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £80.
The proposed Dog Control Order can be viewed online at www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/council/council-consultations or within the Council offices at Cloonavin, Riada House, Sheksburn House or Connell Street in Limavady.
If any person wishes to make a representation concerning the proposal, please submit any response to the Environmental Services Directorate, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, 66 Portstewart Road, Coleraine, BT51 1EY.
Submissions can also be e-mailed to [email protected]