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Dog Control Order Consultation


Council Consultation on New draft Dog Control Orders

The Council is currently consulting on three new Dog Control Orders proposed under current legislation.  The Council strives to promote responsible dog ownership, not simply through enforcement, but also through educational and awareness raising activities, partnership working with community groups and more collaborative working across the council. The powers available under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act provide a useful tool to the ongoing work of the council in seeking to address all dog related issues across the city. 

The proposed Orders will mean:

  • that dogs will no longer be allowed on certain land within the Council area, namely play areas, MUGAs, artificial pitches, bowling greens, tennis courts and golf courses. Access to playing fields will be restricted
  • that dogs must always be kept on a lead in cemeteries, burial grounds, caravan parks and community centre grounds in the Council area
  • that a dog must be placed on a lead when in open spaces to which the public are entitled to enter in order to prevent nuisance, annoyance or disturbance to a person or other animal if requested to do so by an authorised officer of the Council.

If you would like to view the draft Order please click on the links below

The Dogs Exclusion (Lisburn Castlereagh) Order 2018
The Dogs on Leads (Lisburn Castlereagh) Order 2018
The Dogs on Leads by Direction (Lisburn Castlereagh) Order 2018

If you would like to view the maps of the specific areas they apply to please click on the map below. To add the legend to the map please follow the instructions provided on the opening page.

To view a list of dog exercise areas by location please click here

Responding to the Council’s New draft Dog Control Orders

The Council will be holding two public consultation events on 14th February 2018 and you are invited to drop in and view the draft Orders and the maps of the areas they relate to. 

These public events will be from 9.00am – 12.00pm at Bradford Court, Castlereagh and 2.00pm – 5.00pm at Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn.

Individuals can also submit a response in writing to the Council by 5pm on Thursday 15th March 2018.  We have created a consultation form for your convenience which can be accessed by clicking here or please feel free to draft your own consultation response.

Your form or response can be sent by email to or by post to

The Dog Control Service

Environmental Health Service Unit

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council

Lagan Valley Island

BT27 4RL