Gating orders

Gating orders restrict public access to help deal with crime and anti-social behaviour.

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) replaced Gating Orders when the law changed in 2014.

All gating orders in place before 19 October 2017 are now treated as PSPOs.

Completed Gating Orders

Brunswick Row Gating Order 2007 (PDF 2.47MB)

Farman Street Gating Order Sealed (PDF 235KB) 

For more information on Gating Orders please contact the Environment Improvement Team on 01273 293925 or email

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)

A PSPO can impose conditions or restrictions on people using an area, such as alcohol bans or putting up gates.

Breach of a PSPO is a criminal offence and can be punished by a fixed penalty notice or prosecution.

A PSPO can last for a maximum of three years.

The council can make a PSPO if it believes there are activities in an area which are detrimental to the local community’s life and that the negative impact is so much that it makes the restrictions reasonable. The PSPO will specify an area where activities are taking place that are or may likely be detrimental to the local community’s quality of life.

Following consultation in 2016, PSPOs have been introduced in 12 parks and open spaces, including the seafront.

A Public Space Protection Order is also in place across the city restriciting alcohol consumption.

St James Court Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) notice of consultation

Notice is hereby given that Brighton & Hove City Council proposes to make the above mentioned Public Space Protection Order under Section 59, 64 and 72 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. The order will allow the erection of a gate restricting the public right of way over the St James Court footpath at its southern entry.

For full details, including how to make a representation or objection, please view the documents below. The consultation ends on 30 May 2018.