Apologies if this is posted elsewhere, I'm sure it is a common issue..
I recently had my FAC less restricted, but it still carries the condition that the land needs clearing before I can shoot on it.
When I have asked D&C police how I have this restriction removed they were vague to say the least. Obviously some land owners don't appreciate a police visit for any number of perfectly legitimate reasons, and I have one such recently-aquired permission in North Devon which I may now not be able to actually shoot for that reason. Moreover, this condition makes it impossible to accept a quick invitation to shoot somewhere without first a) calling the FLD to see if the land is already cleared, and b) waiting an age to have someone come out to clear it.
The D&C firearms dept said, and I quote; "even with an open certificate the land still needs to be cleared". I'm not sure how this makes sense, as it effectively means anyone in D&C would have a restricted certificate regardless...
Can anybody with experience dealing with D&C police shed any light on it?