Byelaws relating to UAV Flights

Simon Hawkins made this Freedom of Information request to Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 186 authorities

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Dear Tonbridge and Malling Borough 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 (https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplic...) published by the Civil Aviation Authority in December 2020.

Yours faithfully,

Simon Hawkins

foi, Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council

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Kevin Toogood, Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council

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Dear Mr Hawkins,

 

The Council does not have any byelaws relating to the use of UAVs. It has,
however, adopted a Public Spaces Protection Order (attached) which
prohibits the flying of drones (etc) from Council-owned sites, unless
specifically authorised by the Council. The latest PSPO was adopted prior
to publication of the CAA guidance referred to and it has not been
reviewed in the light of that guidance.

If you are dissatisfied with this response, then you may ask the Council
to conduct an internal review of your case by writing to the Council’s FOI
Team ([1][Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council request email]). If you are still not content after the Council
has conducted an internal review of your case, then you may apply directly
to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. Generally, the ICO
cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the internal review
procedure provided by the Borough Council.  

The Information Commissioner can be contacted in writing at: The
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Kevin Toogood

 

Head of Legal and Democratic Services

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council

 

 

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