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Traffic cameras and CCTV

Traffic safety, information and management

Cameras are installed around the county predominantly for managing traffic and the highway. We use these cameras to provide traffic information through various media services, to manage traffic in urban areas through the use of an Urban Traffic Control computer system and to monitor weather conditions of highway, in conjunction with their countywide Ice Detection System.

Traffic camera images are available on the Traffic England website.

Crime prevention and community safety

A number of town centres in Devon have CCTV systems including Exeter, Barnstaple, Newton Abbot and Exmouth. These are generally operated by the district council but in Exeter the city centre CCTV is jointly operated by Devon County Council and Exeter City Council in partnership with the police. Cameras are operated under a strict code of practice to comply with legal requirements.

Camera locations across Devon

  • Exe Bridges (Edmund Street, Exeter)
  • Southgate gyratory/Western Way/Holloway Street – roundabout (Acorn) (Exeter)
  • Alphington Road/Marsh Barton Road – nr Seven Stars(Exeter)
  • Countesswear roundabout/Topsham road  (Exeter)
  • Sandygate roundabout East (Exeter)
  • Sandygate roundabout West (Exeter)
  • St Anne’s roundabout/Black Boy Road (Exeter)
  • Reception Lucombe House (County Hall) (Exeter)
  • Cowick Street/Buller Road – nr General Buller (Exeter)
  • Penn Inn roundabout Newton Abbot
  • Fore Street Heavitree – nr Tesco Metro (Exeter)
  • Shaldon Bridge A379/Shaldon
  • A361 Portmoor
  • Heavitree Road/Polsloe Road (Livery Dole) (Exeter)
  • Pinhoe Road/Polsloe Road nr Henrys Bar* (Exeter)
  • Digby Station footpath (Exeter)
  • Miller’s Crossing footbridge, Bonhay Road – Mill on the Exe carpark (Exeter)
  • Barnstaple
    • P&R Barnstaple
    • Long Bridge
    • The Square
    • Square-about
    • Pilton School
  • Pinhoe Road/Hill Barton Road (Pinhoe Sainsbury’s) (Exeter)
  • Rear Door – Lucombe House (County Hall) (Exeter)
  • Ivybridge P&R site
  • Ivybridge Station
  • Sidmouth Road P&R site Sowton (Exeter)
  • Alphington Cross (Exeter)
  • Honiton Road P&R (lower level) (Exeter)
  • Topsham Road/Burnthouse Lane (Exeter)
  • St David’s Station/Bonhay Road – station carpark (Exeter)
  • Paris Street roundabout (disabled awaiting relocation) (Exeter)
  • Digby P&R site (Exeter)
  • Moor Lane roundabout, Sowton* (Exeter)
  • Moto services roundabout, Sowton (Exeter)
  • Devon Motel roundabout* (Exeter)
  • Alphingbrook Road/Church Road roundabout* (Exeter)
  • Rear carpark – Lucombe House (County Hall) (Exeter)
  • Honiton Road P&R (upper level) (Exeter)
  • ASDA site Newton Abbot
  • ASDA site Newton Abbot
  • Clyst St Mary Roundabout/A376/A3052
  • Holne New Bridge – ANPR
  • Stover Country Park – Pay & Display carpark

*These are generally set as ANPR cameras.

How do I request access to CCTV footage?

Public CCTV footage can only be disclosed strictly in accordance with legislation and criteria contained in the code of practice. You have a right to view personal information (data) which is held about you, unless there are some specific reasons why the Council is not obliged to provide that information.

If you wish to request this information you can make a subject access request to our Information Governance team.