Belfast Telegraph

More time for public to have say on controls

By Stewart Robson

A public consultation on contentious dog control orders has been extended.

The move by Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, which puts the deadline back to April 20, follows pressure from concerned dog owners in the area.

Three Dog Control Orders, drafted under current legislation, mean dogs will no longer be allowed on certain land including play areas, bowling greens and football pitches. They will also have to be kept on leads in cemeteries and burial grounds, as well as in open public spaces.

An online petition has been signed by 461 people in opposition to the introduction of the orders.

A protest was also held in Lisburn's Wallace Park at the start of this month.

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