Well done to the Kennel Club for leading the first successful legal challenge of a PSPO.
The Richmond PSPO was so broad that it prohibited dogs from ‘annoying’ other dogs; and also prohibited any form of ‘damage’ to grass, which could include dog urination (see our post on the PSPO text).
The judge has now struck out these conditions.
This is an impressive achievement, since the grounds for legal appeal are very narrow, and the process fraught with risk and financial cost.
The Kennel Club has been courageous and did a very good job putting together the legal case. This shows that PSPOs are not immune to appeals and checks by the courts, and offers encouragement for further appeals.