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The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015

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Class F – closed circuit television cameras

Permitted development

F.  The installation, alteration or replacement on a building of a closed circuit television camera to be used for security purposes.

Development not permitted

F.1  Development is not permitted by Class F if—

(a)the building on which the camera would be installed, altered or replaced is a listed building or a scheduled monument;

(b)the dimensions of the camera including its housing exceed 0.75 metres by 0.25 metres by 0.25 metres;

(c)any part of the camera would, when installed, altered or replaced, be less than 2.5 metres above ground level;

(d)any part of the camera would, when installed, altered or replaced, protrude from the surface of the building by more than 1 metre when measured from the surface of the building;

(e)any part of the camera would, when installed, altered or replaced, be in contact with the surface of the building at a point which is more than 1 metre from any other point of contact;

(f)any part of the camera would be less than 10 metres from any part of another camera installed on a building;

(g)the development would result in the presence of more than 4 cameras on the same side of the building; or

(h)the development would result in the presence of more than 16 cameras on the building.

Conditions

F.2  Development is permitted by Class F subject to the following conditions—

(a)the camera is, so far as practicable, sited so as to minimise its effect on the external appearance of the building on which it is situated; and

(b)the camera is removed as soon as reasonably practicable after it is no longer required for security purposes.

Interpretation of Class F

F.3  For the purposes of Class F—

“camera”, except in paragraph F.1(b), includes its housing, pan and tilt mechanism, infra-red illuminator, receiver, mountings and brackets; and

“ground level” means the level of the surface of the ground immediately adjacent to the building or, where the level of the surface of the ground is not uniform, the level of the highest part of the surface of the ground adjacent to it.

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