On 1st November the Port of Dover became the first port in the country to be a granted its own legislation for the restriction of flying drones in or over the Port.
The Port made the application, which has been granted by the UK Government, because it is a site of critical national infrastructure. It was therefore decided that it was in the interest of public security to make the order.
The order means that there is a flight restriction of 1000ft above sea level and a 2.25 mile radius covering the Port’s estate for unmanned aircraft (typically known as drones). This map shows the area in more detail.
*Unmanned aircraft operating with the permission of Port of Dover Police are exempt from this order. Permission will be granted on a case by case basis.