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Guide to Closed Circuit TV (CCTV)
"When it comes to CCTV and the law
This particular piece of legislation is intended to provide a basis for the control of general building works, laying out clear guidlines for what is, and is not acceptable. Bolted on to the end of this document, is a short (2 page) section known as 'Part 33' Class A, which lays down clear parameters for the siting on buildings, of external CCTV cameras.
Part 'A' refers to permitted development, and simply advises that a CCTV camera can be installed, altered or replaced, "to be used for security purposes".
Part 'A.1.' refers to those areas which are not permitted without specific planning consent (it is not clear whether this may be obtained from a Planning Officer through what is known as devolved powers, or whether it has to be approved by the area Planning Committee); so a planning approval is required if:-
(a) the camera is being installed, altered or replaced on premises which are a 'listed building', or scheduled monument.
Part 'A2', the Conditions, states that:-
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