Why a council has added drones to its planning toolkit

A council in East Sussex revealed that it uses drones to help monitor enforcement breaches. Commentators say they expect local authorities' use of drones in planning to increase but highlight several potential risks.

by Mark Wilding
Unmanned aerial vehicles: drones can be used to assess planning applications and enforcement breaches (pic: Getty Images)
Unmanned aerial vehicles: drones can be used to assess planning applications and enforcement breaches (pic: Getty Images)

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