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Flying of Drones on Council Lands

We would like to draw your attention to the Civil Aviation Authority's DroneCode which provides safety advice on the flying of drones for recreational purposes.

The code says that drones should not be flown within: 150ft (50m) of people and properties or 500ft (150m) of crowds and built up areas.

This means that the parks and other sites that we own are generally not suitable for the flying of drones because they are too close to buildings and/or too busy with visitors to make the flying of drones safe.

For the safety of our staff and other site users please follow the DroneCode. Anyone flying drones on Council sites in breach of this code will be reported to the CAA.

Please note that the flying of drones weighing more than 20kg or used for commercial purposes requires CAA permission.