I have a question about the law on flying quadcopters equipped with a camera in the UK. The dronesafe.uk website states that drones are not to be flown within 50m of any property or people that you do not have control over. Does this mean horizontally or both horizontally and vertically? Basically is it legal to fly a quadcopter above a property that I do not own as long as it is 50m or above the property?
Take a look at page 2 of the "Dronecode". The illustration makes it quite obvious that the 50 metres refers to both vertical and horizontal distance: