Decision details

Agreement to the APGB (Aerial Photography for Great Britain) membership licence for aerial photography use

Decision Maker: Lead Specialist for ICT

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Agreement to the member licence for APGB (Aerial Photography for Great Britain).

Reasons for the decision:

Aerial photography is an important part of planning enforcement, amongst other Council processes. The Council maintains a mapping system. Maintaining aerial photography layers ensures the Council gets the most from its mapping system.

The Cabinet Office has agreed aerial photography licences which enables public sector organisations access to the photography at no cost through a free membership of the APGB (Aerial Photography for Great Britain).

Alternative options considered:

As this is a zero cost solution provided by central government for this purpose, no commercial solutions were considered.

Publication date: 16/05/2023

Date of decision: 16/05/2023