Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion and Community Safety
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
This report seeks a decision to introduce a
PSPO in a defined public area of White City where amplified noise
nuisance continues to be an issue. Public consultation and feedback
from residents highlight the extent to which amplified noise is a
disruption to daily life, as well as a safety concern for some. It
is proposed that this Order remains in force until 22 June
That the Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion and Community Safety:
1. Approves the introduction of a PSPO prohibiting the use of amplifiersaround White City until 22 June 2025.
2. Delegates authority to sign the PSPO to the Assistant Director ofCommunity Safety, Resilience and CCTV.
Of the 138 responses received, 97.8% of respondents were in favour and only 2.2% of responses were against introducing some form of prohibitions in the area in relation to amplified noise.
94.2% of respondents believed the proposed area was appropriate and proportionate and therefore supporting Option 1. 78.3% were in favour of the restrictions being 24 hours a day. All responses came via the council’s online portal Have Your Say.
The consultation findings further demonstrate that the introduction of the Order is required in order to prevent an increase in frequency or seriousness of noise related ASB and to tackle recurring issues.
Option 1 – A PSPO is introduced prohibiting amplifiers in public spaces across the wider White City area and the entirety of Wormholt Park, 24 hours a day (RECOMMENDED OPTION). This is the recommended option on the basis that 94.2% of respondents felt that this area was appropriate, with 78.3% voting for restrictions to apply 24 hours a day.
Option 2 – A PSPO is introduced prohibiting amplifiers in public spaces across the wider White City area and the entirety of Wormholt Park between 7pm-7am. 94.2% of respondents felt that this area was appropriate. This is not the recommended option however as only 15.9% of respondents voted for the restrictions to only apply between 7pm-7am.
Option 3 – A PSPO is introduced prohibiting amplifiers in public spaces across a more limited area across White City. This is not the recommended option as only 2.2% felt that the proposed area was too strict and wasn’t proportionate to the issue. 94.2% of respondents felt the proposed wider area was appropriate.
Option 4 – Not to introduce a PSPO. Even though the majority of responses were in favour, 2.2% of responses were against the idea of introducing some form of prohibitions.
Publication date: 14/11/2022
Date of decision: 14/11/2022