If you wish to film on or use the space to facilitate filming on any council controlled highways or places you will require a letter of no objection from the film office.
The exception to this is for very small scale filming with handheld equipment only. In this instance you do not require a letter of objection, but you will need to make us aware of your intention to filming at email@example.com.
The film office aims to respond to your initial enquiry within two working day, letters of no objection will be issued within 10 working days.
Short notice requests
If you have a last minute request for filming we will do our best to fast track the application, however the success of this depends on the complexity of your request.
There are often several key stakeholders that need to be consulted with before a letter of no objection can be formally issued by the film unit team.
If you have any questions regarding your application please email us before submission.
You may also require parking suspensions/dispensations, or temporary traffic management. These applications are dealt with separately by the respective departments.
Please note: that you will need both a letter of no objection and approval from parking or highways for your filming request.
These relate to filming in or on all Borough controlled highways, parks, premises and other facilities.
The charge is made up of two components – Facility fee and Primary fee. These fees apply to all applications except for those from students and not-for-profits, please email the film office for more information about waiving fees. All fees are indicative.
Standard fees are charged for the processing of simple applications and are subject to change depending on the complexity of your shoot, usually based on size of cast and crew.
- Standard application and supply of letter of no objection £85+VAT.
- Fast track applications (under one weeks notice) will be charged £150+VAT.
- Amendments to applications after a letter of no objection has been issued may also incur additional costs of £85+VAT.
- Film officer attending meetings beyond an initial recce is £85+VAT per hour.
- Cancellation – Application has been processed but requires cancellation – 100% of agreed costs incurred.
Location fees will be charged for filming on any council land or property. Separate fees are charged for venues, property and leisure facilities.
The fees are applied for all prep/shoot/strike times and are variable depending on the complexity of the shoot.
Please contact the film office for details of the fees for your proposed location.