Traffic information

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.

  • CCTV cameras in Exeter
    • Alphinbrook Road / Church Road roundabout
    • Alphington Cross
    • Alphington Road / Marsh Barton Road
    • Clyst St Mary roundabout
    • Countesswear roundabout, Topsham Road
    • Cowick Street / Buller Road, St Thomas
    • Devon Hotel roundabout
    • Digby Park and Ride site
    • Digby Station footpath
    • Exe Bridges
    • Fore St, Heavitree
    • Heavitree Road / Polsloe Road (Livery Dole)
    • Honiton Road Park and Ride site, lower level car park
    • Honiton Road Park and Ride site, upper level
    • Miller’s Crossing footbridge, Bonhay Road
    • Moor Lane roundabout, Sowton
    • Moto services roundabout, Sowton
    • Paris Street roundabout
    • Pinhoe Road/Polsloe Road
    • Pinhoe Road/Hill Barton Road
    • Sandygate roundabout, East
    • Sandygate roundabout, West
    • Southgate gyratory, Western Way
    • Sidmouth Road Park and Ride site, Sowton
    • St Anne’s roundabout, Sidwell Street
    • St David’s station, Bonhay Road
    • Topsham Road/Burnthouse Lane
  • CCTV cameras located outside Exeter
    • A361 North Devon Link Road, Portmore
    • Deep Lane, Plymouth
    • Highweek Street, Asda site, Newton Abbot
    • Ivybridge Park and Ride site
    • Ivybridge Park and Ride site station platform
    • Park School Park and Ride site, Barnstaple
    • Penn Inn roundabout, Newton Abbot
    • Shaldon Bridge, A379, Shaldon
    • The Square, Barnstaple
    • Wolborough Way, Asda site, Newton Abbot

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.