Local council makes ‘health and safety’ plans to ban drones in parks

Leicester City Council is making an update to its laws which will see the strict regulation of drones in its local parks.

Pilots breaking the new rules could face being asked to leave the area or a fine of up to £500.

LeicestershireLive reported that the drones could be banned as part of a shake-up of local by-laws to prevent problem behaviours in public places.

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By-laws are are enforced at the discretion of parks department staff or police officers.

The council has said that the change in regulation comes as part of a plan to increase the public safety and privacy of other members of the public.

The same report does however go on to detail how officials assured that drones will still be authorised at some parks in the area.

Braunstone Park in Leicester, a favoured place among drone and model aircraft pilots, is one of the areas receiving a waiver to the new rules.

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