Confused about non-commercial flight permissions

What is the situation regarding flying within the 50m/150m limits of buildings / built-up-areas for non-commercial purposes, using a small drone? The guidance I found on the CAA website indicates that a PfAW can be authorised by the CAA, but is this still necessary, and if so, how do the requirements differ from the full PfCO process?

Put simply, you can’t unless you hold a PfCO. It comes down to the Drone Code really. A PfCO only lets you closer if the structures/people are under your control. PfAW ceased to exist a few years back and became PfCO

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