Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

Brighton & Hove City Council in exercise of its powers under sections Section 59, 64 and 72 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 ("the Act") hereby makes the following Order:

  1. This order shall come into operation on 19 October 2023 and shall have effect until 19 October 2026 unless extended before that date under the Council's statutory powers.
  2. This order relates to the footpath known as St. James's Court ("the footpath") as shown on the attached plan ("the plan").
  3. The effect of this order is to restrict entry to the footpath via the southern access point ("the southern access point") as shown on the plan at all times except for owners or occupiers of property adjoining the Footpath needing to access the property. The northern access point will remain unaffected.
  4. This order authorises a lockable gate ("the gate) at the southern end of the Footpath as shown on the plan. The gate will not restrict exit onto George Street at this point.
  5. The alternative route for pedestrians will be along George Street. St James's Court will remain accessible at all times via the northern entrance point. 
  6. Responsibility for the maintenance of the gate will lie with the key-holding residents within the affected area requiring access
  7. The council is satisfied that the conditions set out in Sections 59, 64 and 72 of the act have been satisfied and that it is in all the circumstances expedient to make this Order for the purposes of reducing crime and antisocial behaviour in and around the footpath. The council makes the order because criminal and antisocial behaviour in and around the footpath has had a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality. The effect or likely effect of this is of a persistent or continuing nature such as to make this unreasonable, and justifies the restrictions imposed by this order.
  8. Save for those persons exempted from the provisions of this order pursuant to Article 3. above, no person shall access the Footpath via the southern access point at any time.
  9. If any interested person desires to question the validity of this order on the grounds that the council had no power to make it or that any requirement of the act has not been complied with in relation to this order, he or she may apply to the High Court within six weeks from the date on which this order is made. 

St James Court consultation map

St James Court Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) consultation map 

Simple map showing proposed gate location at St James Court