New Statutory Instrument Implements Drone Restrictions over 98 Prisons in England and Wales
Effective from January 25, 2024, a statutory instrument will be enacted to impose restrictions on the operation of uncrewed aircraft in the airspace above 98 prisons and young offender institutions in England and Wales (excluding Scotland). The Secretary of State has deemed it necessary to implement these measures due to concerns related to security and public safety within these areas.
The statutory instrument has been published under ‘The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Prisons and Young Offender Institutions) (England and Wales) Regulations 2023’ and comes under Civil Aviation 2023 No. 1101.
In UK law, a statutory instrument is a legislative tool that enables the provisions of a previously enacted Act of Parliament to be implemented or modified without the necessity of passing a new Act through Parliament.
The document outlining this statutory instrument provides intricate details about the spatial boundaries of the affected airspace and the specific nature of the imposed restrictions. If you are engaged in UK Law Enforcement or Counter-Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (CUAS) and would like access to this comprehensive dataset in a user-friendly .kml format, kindly reach out to Aerial Defence Ltd at email@example.com. We have designed a simplified yet extensive version to enhance user convenience, facilitating tasks such as defining alerting zones in a CUAS system.