Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)

Leeming Bar Industrial Estate and surrounding area

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO), as introduced by the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, can deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life.

Leeming Bar

On 15 January 2019 the council approved a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Leeming Bar Industrial Estate and surrounding area; this was varied by full council on 25 February 2020. The duration of the PSPO is 3 years and at any point before expiry the council can extend, vary or discharge it following appropriate consultation.

View the full details of the Order as amended including the map outlining the area covered:

Enforcement

If you are believed to be in breach of the terms of the Public Spaces Protection Order, an authorised officer may issue you with a fixed penalty notice of £100. The fixed penalty notice offers the opportunity of discharging any liability to conviction for the offence by payment of the notice to the Council within 14 days of issue.

If the fixed penalty notice is not paid; then you may be liable on summary conviction in a Magistrates Court to a fine not exceeding £1,000.

What to do if you have received a Fixed Penalty Notice

If you have received a Fixed Penalty Notice for breaching any term of the Public Spaces Protection Order, you must follow the instructions included on the Fixed Penalty Notice issued by the Authorised Officer.

Under no circumstances should payments of any sum be made to an attending officer.

A fixed penalty payment may be made online, select the 'Fixed Penalty Fines' payment type heading. Please quote the ticket reference number as the reference online.

A fixed penalty payment may also be taken in person or sent by post to:

Director of Finance
Hambleton District Council
Stonecross
Rotary Way
Northallerton
DL6 2UU

Where should drivers park?

The PSPO is to target all drivers who are using the Industrial Estate and surrounding areas to sleep overnight; not any one specific group of drivers.

However, particular issues have been reported about the anti-social behaviour of some lorry drivers in the Estate and surrounding areas; as such, information is provided below as to the nearby lorry parks for lorry drivers to use, these include:

  • Coneygarth Services, DL7 9DD (0.1 mile from the Industrial Estate)
  • Leeming Services, DL8 1DT (0.7 mile from the Industrial Estate)
  • Barton Services, DL10 6NA (13.4 miles from the Industrial Estate)
  • Wetherby Services, LS22 5GT (28.5 miles from the Industrial Estate)

The main roads surrounding the PSPO area are governed by clearways and should not be used for parking overnight. Residential roads should also not be used and drivers may be dealt with for obstruction of the highway.

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