In recent years, fly-tipping (dumping domestic/business waste) has become quite prevalent in a number of spots around my area. The local authority has erected numerous very visible signs, warning fly-tippers that cameras are in operation in the area, however they either don't care or know there likely are no actual cameras; since the signs were installed there has been tens of large rubbish loads left in the same locations. I'd estimate we are approaching the 30th load by now.
I'm planning to install cameras of my own in one of the hot-spots which is a confluence between a public road, a public bridleway and privately owned farm land (the road turns into a bridleway and is flanked on each side by the farmland). The cameras themselves would be carefully concealed at two or three points on the road. My intention is to collect video evidence according to the proper standards and then pass that onto the local authority and the police.
Would the installation of these cameras be legal? Considering that there are numerous very high visibility signs telling people that CCTV is in operation in the area due to fly-tipping - including one right at the start of the dead end lane which leads to the hotspot. One key point is that I didn't put up the sings myself, and the local authority will have no knowledge of what I'm doing until I pass the footage onto them.