Looking for some DPR advice, privacy advice on footage taken over private land.
I am a keen golfer and I am playing the Bradazon course at the belfry in February.
I planned to take my drone and fly it around the world famous resort and hopefully get some epic shots.
It’s a shotgun start so the course will he dead as everyone finishes at the same time.
I sent an email as I thought it might be best to get their permission first but also remind them that there is no flight restriction in place over the resort but respect it is private land.
Here is the response I got
*Thank you for your request and for your assurances surrounding licences and experience. however for us to allow such filming we have to factor in multiple things. Whilst you have a licence, are aware of flight path restrictions and relevant heights for drone flight there are also GDPR implications to such filming. *
The Brabazon course intertwines with our two other courses meaning any filming may include images being inadvertently taken of other golfers of which you will not have their permission. In addition the 1st tee, 10th tee and 18th green are situated adjacent the main building and would cover 30+ bedroom windows and other patrons using the bars etc.
*Factoring in the above we unfortunately cannot give permission to film with a drone following your round. *
*We look forward to welcoming you to The Belfry in February. *
What stance do I have here?
I could take it out onto the road and take off from there and capture the belfry like any aircraft could.
I respect their decision so I am not really looking to hit back with legislation but was keen to know what rights I have moving forward…