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Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is proposing to introduce a new Dog Control Order and is going to public consultation on the proposal from January 4th 2023 for a period of 28 days.

The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (NI) 2011 came into force in April 2012, enabling Dog Control Orders to replace existing byelaws for dogs.

The Dogs Exclusion (Lands at Ballintoy to Whitepark Bay) Order (2023)

The Order would exclude dogs all year round from the public right of way through lands from Ballintoy to Whitepark Bay.

A full copy of the proposed Dog Control Order and associated map are available to download and view below.

These documents can also be viewed free of charge during normal opening hours at the following Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council offices:

Cloonavin, 66 Portstewart Road, Coleraine, BT52 1EY;

Sheskburn House, 7 Mary Street, Ballycastle, BT54 6QH;

Riada House, 14 Charles Street, Ballymoney, BT53 6TZ;

Limavady Office, 7 Connell Street, Limavady, BT49 0HA

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council welcomes the views and opinions of the public on the proposals.

All representations should be submitted in writing before February 1st 2023 to The Directorate of Environmental Services, Cloonavin, 66 Portstewart Road, Coleraine, BT52 1EY, or by e-mail to

Following the consultation period, Council will consider any representations that have been made.

If Council decides to proceed with the order, it must decide when the order will come into force. This will be at least 14 days from the date on which it was made.



Form of Order Dogs Exclusion Ballintoy to Whitepark Bay

Notice of Consultation


Aerial map

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