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Public Space Protection Order

Public Space Protection Order - highway vehicle sales

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council have introduced a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to address problems with vehicle sales on the public highway.

Evidence has shown a persistant problem with vehicles being exposed for sale in prominant positions in the Borough.

The order prohibits any vehicle sales for commercial purposes on:

  • category A and B roads in Nuneaton and Bedworth
  • the first 15 metres of certain C and D roads are also included where they form a juction with A or B roads
  • service roads are also included

View the highway vehicle sales PSPO full order and exclusion zone maps.

Domestic vehicle sales in the vicinity of the sellers home are outside the scope of the order.

Any breach of the order is a criminal offence with a maximum fine of £1000.  A fixed penalty notice of £100 may also be issued in respect of any offences committed. 

Overview of Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO)

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Police and Crime Act 2014 introduced new powers on 20 October 2014 for dealing with local neighbourhood issues. Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) were introduced as one of the tools and can be used to protect the public from behaviour that is having, or is likely to have, a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality and is persistent and unreasonable.

Last updated Monday, 4th April 2022

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