Restrictions at Burnham Beeches

What is going on?

The City of London Corporation wants to introduce Dog Control Orders (DCOs) at Burnham Beeches in Buckinghamshire.

The Kennel Club supports action against irresponsible dog walkers, but the current off-lead ban proposals at Burnham are the most unjustified we have seen. Even the Government's own wildlife advisers, Natural England, have said that they "cannot find sufficient evidence to support dog control orders" at Burnham Beeches.

If these plans go through, this heavy-handed approach could then be applied to other dog walking areas the Corporation owns, such as Hampstead Heath, Epping Forest, Ashtead, Kenley and Coulsdon Commons, and many others.

Where can I view the proposals?

The proposals and maps are outlined here.

How can I help?

The consultation is now closed. If you are interested in reading the Kennel Club's response, click here.

Our survey on Burnham Beeches has also closed now, and the summary of the results are here.

We have also prepared a briefing which outlines the Kennel Club's position and concerns on each of the Dog Control Order proposals.

If you do wish to express your concern, you can write to the below members of the Epping Forest and Commons Committee who are responsible for reviewing these proposals:

If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact Denisa Delic, Public Affairs Officer, on or 0207 518 1020.


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