And you are not alone, there are many many people unhappy about this but the council is standing it's ground.
You know my view, so I simply wouldn't be in that position as my dogs are and always will be desexed. However, if this was something I didn't want to risk, I simply would not move to that shire!
You last sentence is especially relevent because that is the point really. Should someone let your dog out and it impregnates another dog......well that is what they are trying to avoid