The Sculthorpe Training Area Byelaws 2015

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CitationSI 2015/1492

2015No. 1492

DEFENCE

The Sculthorpe Training Area Byelaws 2015

18thJune2015

18thOctober2015

The Secretary of State for Defence makes the following byelaws in exercise of the powers conferred by section 14(1) of the Military Lands Act 1892( 1).

In accordance with section 17(1) of that Act the Secretary of State before making these byelaws caused the proposed byelaws to be made known in the locality, gave an opportunity for objections being made to the same, and received and considered all objections made.

Citation and commencement

1. These byelaws may be cited as the Sculthorpe Training Area Byelaws 2015 and come into force on 18th October 2015.

Interpretation

2.-(1) In these byelaws-

"appointed person" means the person who has been appointed by the Secretary of State for Defence to be responsible for the Protected Areas and the Controlled Areas;

"Commonwealth force" has the same meaning as in section 374 of the Armed Forces Act 2006( 2);

"Controlled Area" means an area of land coloured blue on the byelaws maps set out in the Schedule;

"firearm" has the same meaning as in section 57(1) of the Firearms Act 1968( 3);

"headquarters" means a headquarters or organisation designated by an Order in Council under section 1 of the International Headquarters and Defence Organisations Act 1964( 4);

"Her Majesty's forces" has the same meaning as in section 374 of the Armed Forces Act 2006;

"invalid carriage" means an invalid carriage as defined in section 20 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970( 5) that complies with the prescribed requirements and is used in accordance with the prescribed conditions set out in regulations( 6) made by the Minster of Transport under section 20 of that Act;

"lawful user" means any-

(a) member of Her Majesty's forces;(b) civil servant employed by the Secretary of State for Defence;(c) member of a Commonwealth force; or(d) member of a visiting force or headquarters;

"motor vehicle" does not include an invalid carriage;

"offensive weapon" has the meaning given in byelaw 3;

"Protected Area" means an area of land coloured pink on the byelaws maps set out in the Schedule;

"service authorities" means naval, military or air force authorities;

"short lead" means a lead of fixed length and of not more than two metres; and

"visiting force" means any body, contingent or detachment of the forces of a country for the time being present in the United Kingdom on the invitation of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom and any member of the civilian component of that force as defined in section 10 of the Visiting Forces Act 1952( 7).

(2) The Protected Areas and the Controlled Areas together comprise Sculthorpe Training Area shown for illustrative purposes only on the location map set out in the Schedule.

(3) The boundaries of Sculthorpe Training Area are shown marked with a red line on the byelaws maps set out in the Schedule.

Definition of offensive weapon

3. For the purpose of these byelaws "offensive weapon" means any article-

(a) made or adapted for use for causing injury to persons, animals or birds or for trapping animals or birds; or(b) intended by the person having it with him for such use or for threatening such use by him or by some other person.

Application of these byelaws

4. These byelaws apply to the Protected Areas and the Controlled Areas.

Prohibited Activities - Protected Areas

5. Subject to byelaw 10, no person shall-

(a) enter or leave a Protected Area except by way of an official entrance or exit;(b) remain in a Protected Area after having been directed to leave by a constable or person described in byelaw 12;(c) obstruct a lawful user acting in the proper exercise of their duty within a Protected Area;(d) cause or permit any vehicle, animal or thing to enter into or to remain within a Protected Area;(e) take any visual image of any person or thing located within a Protected Area whilst in that area;(f) gain entry to a Protected Area as a result of...

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