The Templeton Training Area Byelaws 2016

Year2016

2016 No. 508

Defence

The Templeton Training Area Byelaws 2016

Made 11th April 2016

Coming into force 11th August 2016

The Secretary of State makes the following Byelaws in exercise of the powers conferred by section 14(1) of the Military Lands Act 18921.

In accordance with section 17(1) of that Act the Secretary of State has caused the proposed Byelaws to be made known in the locality, given an opportunity for objections to be made to them, and received and considered all objections made.

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Citation and commencement

These Byelaws may be cited as the Templeton Training Area Byelaws 2016 and come into force on 11th August 2016.

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Interpretation

In these Byelaws—

“appointed person” means the military officer appointed by the Secretary of State for Defence to be responsible for the controlled land area;

“controlled land area” means the area of land coloured blue on the Byelaws Map in the Schedule, and the location of which is shown on the Byelaws Location Map in that Schedule;

“enforcement officer” means—

(a) a member of a service police force in uniform;

(b) an officer, warrant officer or non–commissioned officer in uniform who is for the time being under the command of the appointed person and acting under that person’s instructions; and

(c) a person in the public service of the Crown authorised in writing by the appointed person to act as an enforcement officer;

“firearm” has the meaning given in section 57(1) of the Firearms Act 19682;

“Her Majesty’s forces” has the meaning given in section 374 of the Armed Forces Act 20063;

“invalid carriage” has the meaning given in section 185(1) of the Road Traffic Act 19884;

“motor vehicle” means a mechanically propelled vehicle intended or adapted for use on roads, other than an invalid carriage;

“offensive weapon” means any article made or adapted for use for causing injury to the person, or intended by the person carrying it for such use by that person or by another;

“service police force” has the meaning given in section 375 of the Armed Forces Act 2006;

“short lead” means a lead of fixed length of not more than two metres.

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Entry to and use of the controlled land area

Subject to byelaws 3(2) and 3(4), a person may enter and use the controlled land area.

A person commits an offence if that person—

enters the controlled land area or remains in it,

causes anything to enter or remain in that area so as to obstruct the use of that area, or

flies or causes anything to fly over that area at a height of less than 500 feet,

when it is being used for a military purpose.

It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under byelaw 3(2)(a) that the person did not know and could not reasonably have known that the area was being used for a military purpose.

A person commits an offence if within the controlled land area that person—

enters a part of the area entry to which is marked as prohibited or restricted;

obstructs a person mentioned in byelaw 4(1) who is acting for a military purpose;

interferes with or obstructs the use of any property which is under the control of a person mentioned in byelaw 4(1) who is acting for a military purpose;

moves or interferes with any military equipment or materials;

carries a firearm or offensive weapon;

uses equipment designed or adapted for the purpose of detecting metal;

drives a motor vehicle;

rides or leads a horse;

damages any wall, fence or structure;

moves, damages or defaces a sign or notice;

erects or uses any tent, or any structure designed or adapted for the...

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