The Anti-social behaviour, crime and policing Act 2014 - Public spaces protection orders - gating of highways, introduced new tools and powers for use by council’s and their partners to address anti-social behaviour and become law on 20th October 2014.
This legislation affected Highways Act 1980 Gating Orders in that these Orders will be subsumed within the new 2014 legislation and be re-designated. Hence, Gating Orders will continue as the wider scope of Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO’s).
Orders under this legislation are temporary up to a maximum of 3 years. However upon review these may be extended.