Please provide your comments on the amended byelaws. Amendments are highlighted in bold, where a byelaw is new this is stated in the text. The comparison table on the webpage shows further detail on the current byelaws and the proposed revisions 

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* 1. INTERPRETATION
In the construction of these byelaws “the Authority” means Dartmoor National Park Authority and “Access Land” shall be land:

(i) defined as “the commons” in Section 2 of the Dartmoor Commons Act 1985; and/or

(ii)  defined as “access land” in Section 1(1) and Section 16 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000; and/or

(iii)  land within the Dartmoor National Park to which the public has access by virtue of the Authority having an interest in that land and which is more particularly identified in Schedule 1 to these byelaws.

Do you have any comments on amendment ii in relation to  the designated areas within which the Byelaws would apply?

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* 2. EXTENT
Nothing in these byelaws shall apply to:

(i)any act done in pursuance of the exercise of any right of common

(ii) the owner of any part of the Access Land as respects any act done on that part by him or by any person acting with his consent and the consent of the Authority where necessary to accord with Byelaw 12, 7(i) 16, 17, 18,19 (ii)  20

Do you have any comments on the amendments relating to the extent of the byelaws?

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* 3. BYELAW 4 VEHICLES
No person shall without reasonable excuse drive, ride or propel any mechanically propelled vehicle or any pedal propelled vehicle on any part of the Access Land other than on a highway where there is a right of way for that class of vehicle.

Do you agree with the amendments relating to the byelaws on the use of vehicles?

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* 4. BYELAW 5 PARKING
(i) The parking of a vehicle is not permitted on those verges where the Authority has erected signs indicating that parking off the highway at those points is prohibited.

Do you agree with the amendment i relating to the byelaws on the parking of vehicles?

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* 5. BYELAW 5 PARKING
(iii) Between the hours of 9pm and 9am no person shall occupy or sleep in any mechanically propelled vehicle, caravan or trailer parked on Access Land.

Do you agree with the amendment iii relating to the byelaws on the parking of vehicles?

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* 6. BYELAW 5 PARKING
(iv) No person shall park any mechanically propelled vehicle on Access Land in such a manner as to impede the flow of agricultural traffic or livestock, to block (in whole or part) gateways or cattlegrid sidegate entrances that are not on the highway.

Do you agree with the amendment iv relating to the byelaws on the parking of vehicles?

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* 7. BYELAW 7 CAMPING 
(i) Camping is only permitted in single person bivouacs or in tents that sleep no more than 3 people and can be carried in a backpack and in groups of no more than 6 people; This byelaw does not apply to agreed expeditions who have written permission from the owner of the land and the Authority

Do you agree with the amendment i relating to the byelaws on camping?

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* 8. BYELAW 7 CAMPING
(ii) No person shall erect or use any tent, hammock, tarpaulin or other temporary structure that requires support by cords or bands placed on trees

Do you agree with the amendment ii relating to the byelaws on camping?

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* 9. BYELAW 7 CAMPING
(iii) Camping is only permitted in the areas as detailed in the Camping Map which shall be (1) published on the Authority’s website and (2) available for inspection at the Dartmoor National Park visitor centres and at the headquarters of the Authority and (3) amended from time to time after approval by the National Park Authority at a public meeting

Do you agree with the amendment iii relating to the byelaws on camping?

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* 10. BYELAW 9 FIRES
(i) No person shall light or tend a fire on the Access Land, or place or throw or let fall a lighted match or any other thing so as to be likely to cause a fire

Do you agree with the amendment i relating to the byelaws on the use of fires?

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* 11. BYELAW 9 FIRES
(iii)The use of barbecues, including disposable barbecues whether manufactured as such or otherwise, is not permitted anywhere on the Access Land if it is used in such a manner as  to cause fire, damage or harm to the land or vegetation   or when the Fire Severity Index reaches High or at other such times when directed by signs

Do you agree with the amendment iii relating to the byelaws on the use of fires?

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* 12. BYELAW 9 FIRES
(iv) No person shall gather any material from the Access Land to use as fuel for any fire

Do you agree with the amendment iv relating to the byelaws on the use of fires?

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* 13. BYELAW 9 FIRES
(v) No person shall launch Chinese Lanterns, fireworks or flares from the Access Land

Do you agree with the amendment v relating to the byelaws on the use of fires?

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* 14. BYELAW 10 DOGS
(iii)  Between 1 March and 31 July each year all dogs have to be kept on a short lead of no more than 2 metres in length

Do you agree with the amendment iii relating to the byelaws on dogs?

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* 15. BYELAW 10 DOGS
(iv) No single person shall bring more than 6 dogs on to the Access Land at any one time

Do you agree with the amendment iv relating to the byelaws on dogs?

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* 16. BYELAW 11 FEEDING OF ANIMALS
No person other than the owner of any animal or the owner’s authorised agent shall feed or permit to be fed any animal lawfully grazing on the Access Land.

Do you agree with the amendments relating to the byelaws on the feeding of animals?

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* 17. BYELAW 12 Racehorses
No person shall ride, train or exercise racehorses on the Access Land unless the owner of the land and the Authority has given written permission

Do you agree with the amendments relating to the byelaws on racehorses?

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* 18. BYELAW 13 PROTECTION OF WILDLIFE
No person shall without lawful excuse or authority:

(i) intentionally or recklessly take, kill, injure or disturb any wild  animal, bird or fish; intentionally or recklessly take, damage or destroy any eggs or nests

Do you agree with the amendment relating to the byelaws on the protection of wildlife?

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* 19. BYELAW 13 PROTECTION OF WILDLIFE
(ii) engage in any operations of or connected with hunting, shooting, fishing, trapping, snaring, taking or destroying of animals, birds or fish or have with them any engine, instrument or apparatus used for hunting, shooting, fishing, trapping, snaring, taking or destroying animals, birds or fish

Do you agree with the amendment ii relating to the byelaws on the protection of wildlife?

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* 20. BYELAW 14 FIREARMS AND PROJECTILES
No person shall:
(iii) hit a golf ball or similar on any of the Access Land

Do you agree with the amendment iii relating to the byelaws on the use of firearms and projectiles?

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* 21. BYELAW 15 DAMAGE TO LAND
No person on the Access Land shall without reasonable excuse or lawful authority:
(i) break or damage any wall or fence on or enclosing the Access Land

Do you agree with the amendment i relating to the byelaws on damage to land?

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* 22. BYELAW 15 DAMAGE TO LAND
(iii)
remove from, displace or damage on the Access Land any vegetation, wood, soil, peat, dung or stones

Do you agree with the amendment iii relating to the byelaws on damage to land?

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* 23. BYELAW 17 COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES
No person shall offer for sale or hire any goods or services on the Access Land in exchange for payment or reward unless he is authorised to do so in pursuance of an agreement with the owner of the land and the Authority

Do you agree with the amendments relating to the byelaws on the carrying out of commercial activities?

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* 24. BYELAW 18 RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES (NEW BYELAW)
No person shall on the Access Land participate or engage in any activity which comprises over 50 people on foot, or 30 horses or cyclists, unless he is authorised to do so in pursuance of an agreement with the owner of the land and the Authority

Do you agree with the amendments relating to the byelaws on recreational activities?

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* 25. BYELAW 20 KITES, MODEL AIRCRAFT AND DRONES
(ii) No person shall launch any model aircraft or drone from the Access Land unless authorised to do so by the owner of the land and the Authority

Do you agree with the amendment ii relating to the byelaws on the use of kites, model aircraft and remotely piloted/unmanned air systems?

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* 26. BYELAW 20 KITES, MODEL AIRCRAFT AND DRONES
(iii) No person shall operate any model aircraft or drone over the Access Land at a height or location that may disturb stock or wildlife or cause a nuisance to another person

Do you agree with the amendment iii relating to the byelaws on the use of kites, model aircraft and remotely piloted/unmanned air systems?

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* 27. BYELAW 21 ENTERTAINMENTS
No person shall hold any rave, show, concert, exhibition or other entertainment on the Access Land unless authorised in writing by the owner of the land and the Authority.

Do you agree with the amendments relating to the byelaws on entertainments?

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* 28. BYELAW 22 MUSIC AND RADIOS
No person shall play or operate or knowingly cause or permit to be played or operated any musical instrument, radio, television set, record,  CD, DVD player, amplifier or smart speaker using an internet or mobile connection, or similar appliance in such a manner as to give reasonable cause for annoyance to another person on the Access Land

Do you agree with the amendments relating to the byelaws on music and radios?

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* 29. BYELAW 23 RANGERS
No person shall on the Access Land:
(iv) fail to follow an instruction by a Ranger or officer of the Authority acting within their authority

Do you agree with the amendment iv relating to the byelaws on DNPA Rangers?

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* 30. BYELAW 24 PENALTY
Any person who offends against any of these Byelaws shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine on level 2 on the Standard Scale and in the case of a continuing offence to a further fine for each day during which the offence continues after the said conviction.

Do you agree with the amendments relating to the byelaws on the penalties for the breaching of byelaws?

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* 31. Do you have any additional comments relating to the amendments of the Byelaws?

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* 32. In what capacity are you responding to the consultation

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* 33. If you are responding as a representative of an organisation, please specify which organisation

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* 34. If you are responding as a member of an organisation, please specify which organisation

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* 35. Please provide the first half of your postcode e.g. TQ13
This will help us to better understand the geographical spread of responses to the consultation

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* 36. We may want to discuss your response in more detail. Would you be happy to provide your email address for this purpose? If yes, please provide your email address below.

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