Byelaws relating to UAV Flights

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Dear Devon County Council,

Can you please advise if you have any byelaws relating to the use off UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) from your land, and if so can you please either provide a copy or the link to their location on a website.

If you do not have any byelaws, do you have any other policies relating to the use of UAVs on your land?

Can you finally advise if these have been reviewed in relation to CAP722C ( published by the Civil Aviation Authority in December 2020.

Yours faithfully,

Simon Hawkins

access to information - mailbox, Devon County Council

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Dear access to information - mailbox,

I note that this FOI request is over the 20 working days. As I understand that there may be an impact due to Covid, can I please request an update and a revised estimate for receiving a response.

Yours sincerely,

Simon Hawkins

access to information - mailbox, Devon County Council

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Dear Simon Hawkins,

Freedom Of Information Act 2000
Request Number - 10904928

Thank you for your email.

Please find attached our response to you, dated the 22nd of January 2021. This can also be seen in the email chain below, however for convenience we have extracted the relevant text for you;

"Please use the following link to view a previous response in our online Disclosure Log which will answer your request;


Access to Information Team
01392 383000
Email: [email address]
Website: Devon County Council

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Scott McLachlan left an annotation ()

Their response directs the requestor to review a three year old response that concerns the council's OWN ownership or use of drones, which the substance of this request concerns whether the council has enacted byelaws or a drone policy on use by members of the public.

The Council have therefore failed to actually answer the substance of this request.