I’ve just been contacted by the Tourism and Marketing head at Maldon District Council regarding my little video I made last Friday.
Upshot is they loved it but asked me to gain permission before flying there in future. I politely pointed out there are no bylaws in place, public land rules etc and she acknowledged as much and recognised that they have to work with UAV pilots and not just try and blanket ban them but they will use their PSPO powers if need be. They are trying to get a FRZ to cover the area but in the meantime all they want is assurances of CAA registration, licence and PLI. Very nice and polite she was. She also said they use drones extensively in their marketing (recently crashing a £4k drone themselves) and are aware of the changes in legislation and the use of sub 250gm UAV’s
A forward thinking, responsible and understanding council. Who’d have thunk it eh