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Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what legislative provisions govern the landing of helicopters on private land. (287790)

A helicopter landing on private land must comply at all times with relevant aviation safety legislation, including the rules governing low flying set out in the rules of the air 2007.

There are no planning rules in England specifically governing the landing of helicopters on private land. It is for local planning authorities to determine, in the first instance, whether planning permission would be required, taking into account the individual circumstances of each case.