Revolutionizing Council Planning Applications with Drones: A Focus on Dorset and BCP Councils

Revolutionizing Council Planning Applications with Drones: A Focus on Dorset and BCP Councils

Revolutionizing Council Planning Applications with Drones: A Focus on Dorset and BCP Councils
Posted on December 12th, 2023

In the picturesque landscapes of Dorset and the bustling areas of Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole (BCP), urban planning and development have entered a new era. The key player? Drones. At Dorset Drone Shoots, we’re at the forefront of this technological revolution, offering services that are changing the way council planning applications are handled.

The Drone Advantage in Planning Applications

Drones, with their aerial prowess, are transforming the traditional methods of surveying and planning. For councils like Dorset and BCP, which manage a mix of urban and rural landscapes, drones offer a unique vantage point. They provide detailed aerial photographs and videos, which are instrumental in creating accurate land maps and environmental assessments – crucial components of planning applications.

How Dorset Drone Shoots Makes a Difference

Our services at Dorset Drone Shoots are tailored to meet the specific needs of local councils. With our state-of-the-art drone technology, we capture high-resolution 4K imagery, offering a comprehensive view of proposed development sites. This level of detail is invaluable for Dorset and BCP Councils in several ways:

  1. Detailed Site Analysis: Our drones can access hard-to-reach areas, providing detailed topographical data and site imagery. This is essential for councils to assess the suitability of a site for development.
  2. Environmental Assessments: We help in conducting thorough environmental impact studies. Our drones can survey large land areas, identifying potential ecological concerns that need to be addressed in the planning stage.
  3. Enhanced Communication with Planning Authorities: The clarity and precision of our aerial data simplify the process of communicating complex site information to planning authorities, aiding in a smoother approval process.
  4. Public Engagement: Drone imagery can be used to create engaging presentations for public consultations, helping communities to visualize and understand proposed developments.

Compliance and Safety

We take pride in our adherence to regulations. Being fully licensed and insured, and compliant with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulations, we ensure that all drone operations are safe and legally sound.

Dorset Drone Shoots has been instrumental in several successful planning applications within Dorset and BCP. Our drone-assisted surveys our instrumental in the accurate planning of residential developments, infrastructure projects, and environmental conservation areas.


The integration of drone technology in council planning applications is more than just an innovation; it's a game-changer, especially in areas like Dorset and BCP. At Dorset Drone Shoots, we are excited to be part of this transformation, offering services that streamline planning processes, enhance environmental assessments, and engage communities. For developers looking to modernize their planning applications, we are the partners you need. 

For more information or to discuss how we can assist with your next planning application, contact us HERE .

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