The Kennel Club continues its fight against the proposals at
The City of London consultation launched in June is now closed.
The proposals are to introduce the below five orders:
- Schedule 1: Picking up fouling across the whole site
- Schedule 2: Dogs on lead all year round across 59% of the
- Schedule 3: Dogs on lead by direction
- Schedule 4: No dogs area
- Schedule 5: Maximum number of dogs
We have submitted
our consultation which outlines our concerns over the
proposals, predominantly over Schedule 2's proposal to restrict
off-lead access on 59% of the woodland.
The KC Dog team has never seen such an unjustified attempt to
restrict where dog walkers go and what they do. There are wildlife
sites across the UK with greater sensitivities but have fewer
restrictions than those being proposed at Burnham Beeches. Even
Natural England, the government advisor on the natural environment,
have said that they cannot find justifiable evidence to support
these dog control order proposals.
These proposals may also affect dog walkers in different areas
as they could set a precedent for future restrictions on other City
of London land, including Epping Forest, Hampstead Heath and
The KC dog team has written to local councillors, local
businesses and dog walkers to gain their support in our attempt to
overturn these proposals.
We have also conducted a survey on dog owners who walk their
dogs at Burnham Beeches;
click here for the results.
As mentioned, the consultation is now closed, but if you haven't
had a chance to express your concerns, you can still send an email
to these committee members:
For more information, please visit