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Posted 13 November 2015
by Paul Kelly

Drones – is their use on park land regulated?

In recent years the use of drones, or unmanned aircraft, has increased and owners of holiday and residential parks are increasingly reporting their use on their parks.

Any person flying a drone (or unmanned aircraft) is legally responsible for their safe flight and must comply with regulations enforced by the Civil Aviation Authority which include a requirement to ensure that the drone is not flown within 50 metres of a person, vehicle, building or structure. A failure to comply with the regulations could constitute an offence.

Whilst the Civil Aviation Authority will enforce the regulations, park owners of both holiday and residential parks should consider addressing the use of drones on their parks within their park rules.

If you have any queries regarding the use of drones on park land or if you are interested in subscribing to our Parklaw service contact the Parks team by telephone on 01392 207020 or email

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Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor

Paul is the managing partner of the firm