Back to the bylaw issue at hand go fight it. Sitting at home, complaining on this board will fix nothing, write letters show up to public hearings. Fight or be silent.
You might want to make the point that this bylaw does nothing to stop those who wish to break the law and only effects those who obey it. And perhaps making an effort to educate potential users and existing users rather than ban everything would be a more useful approach.
Oh and on the UK example no no no ask the real steel owners how well that sort of thing worked out for us.