Alley Gates


Councils have the legal power to gate certain types of route to reduce crime and disorder. An Order may restrict the public right of way at all times or for certain times. Access can be granted to residents requiring access to maintain property boundaries, utility companies, emergency services.

Access for occupiers of premises adjoining or adjacent to the route cannot be restricted, nor can a Gating Order be made if it forms the only or principal means of access to dwellings. If it forms the only or principal access to premises used for recreational or business purposes, it cannot restrict access during the times of day when those premises are normally used.

The power does not permanently extinguish rights of way, making it possible to subsequently alter or revoke the restrictions and reinstate the public right of way. This effectively means that the land cannot be converted for any other purpose and must still be maintained by the Highway Authority (HA).

Alley Gating Public Space Protection Orders for the Crewe and Nantwich area

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) came into force on the 20 October 2014 under section 59 to 65 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.On 20 October 2017.  These Public Spaces Protection Orders PSPO's replaced all our gating orders along with dog control orders and designated public places orders.

All of our gating orders have remained in place and will operate as they have done prior to this date and will be subject to review every three years.

More information about Cheshire East Public Space Protection Orders

Alley gating orders made in 2009
Date of orderAlley gating order
26 March 2009 Derrington Avenue, Electricity Street, Myrtle Street (PDF, 736 KB)
3 March 2009 Alton Street, Clifton Avenue, Clifton Street, Gainsborough Road, Stamford Avenue (PDF, 1MB)
2 March 2009 Barker Street, Bedford Street, Herbert Swindells Close (PDF, 835KB)
29 January 2009 Alton Street, Clifton Avenue, Clifton Street, Gainsborough Road, Stamford Avenue January (PDF, 1MB)
22 January 2009 Bedford Street, Dario Gradi Drive (PDF, 95KB)
22 January 2009 Catherine Street, Chambers Street, South Street (PDF, 104KB)
22 January 2009 Claughton Avenue, Gresty Road, Laura Street (PDF, 105KB)
14 January 2009 Lunt Avenue, Ruskin Road, Smallman Road, Tynedale Avenue (PDF, 161KB)
Alley gating orders made in 2008
Date of orderAlley gating order
4 December 2008 Buchan Grove, Kingsway, Franklyn Avenue, Gainsborough Road (PDF, 445KB)
4 December 2008 Gainsborough Road, Franklyn Avenue, Kingsway (PDF, 537KB)
4 December 2008 Rook Street, Ruskin Road (PDF, 365KB)
4 December 2008 St John's Ward (PDF, 2.2MB)
30 October 2008 Alexandra Ward, Crewe (PDF, 2.3MB)
30 October 2008 Claughton Avenue/Gresty Road/Laura Street, Crewe (PDF, 381KB)
30 October 2008 Catherine Street/Chamber Street/South Street, Crewe (PDF, 266KB) 
30 October 2008 St John's Ward, Crewe (PDF, 341KB)
29 July 2008 Chell Street, Crewe (PDF, 129KB)
24 July 2008 Badger Avenue/Timbrell Avenue/Underwood Lane, Crewe (PDF, 345KB)
24 July 2008 Broom Street/Newcastle Street/Underwood Lane, Crewe (PDF, 347KB)
17 April 2008 Brooklands Grove/Timbrell Avenue/Underwood Lane, Crewe (PDF, 93KB)

Alley Gating Orders for Macclesfield area