JSP 362 Recreational Policy Document

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Dear Ministry of Defence,

I am requesting a copy of JSP 362 - specifically the chapter(s) that deals with estate management with regards to recreational access and use.

As a guide to scope of this request I believe this chapter may contain paragraphs such as:

05105. The MOD is committed to taking a positive role in Britain’s wider socio-economic environment, and in the community. Where possible, MOD will seek to make our land available for public enjoyment, particularly our rural estate.
05106. The Defence Estate has a wide range of features of interest including some of the most stunning landscapes in the United Kingdom, from wild uplands to lowland marshes. The land within our management/ownership covers over 240,000 hectares (around 1% of the UK) and is a significant resource for public access, recreation and sporting use.
05107. MOD has a declared presumption in favour of safe public enjoyment of its estate. However, it must be remembered that the rural estate is held for military training purposes and therefore such access has to be compatible with operational and military training issues, public safety, security, conservation and the interests of tenants.

Thus publication of the complete chapter, as outlined above, is requested.

Yours faithfully,

Simon Brown

DIO Sec-Parli (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Good Afternoon


Your request has been logged under our reference 2021/00447  and the
target date for response is 11/02/2021.


Yours sincerely


DIO Secretariat




DIO Sec-Parli (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Brown,


Further to your request for information dated 14 January 2021, please find
enclosed a response.


Kind Regards


DIO Secretariat