Filming on or next to the highway requires our agreement. Read our Filming guidance document (pdf format, 48 Kb) to help with your application.
Before you apply
All applications must be accompanied by a risk assessment form - see our example (docx format, 56Kb) and include a copy of your companies public liability insurance for no less than £10 million.
Applications which require traffic management must submit a traffic management plan for approval and employ a streetworks accredited contractor to perform traffic management duties. We require all contractors who carry out work on the public highway to hold a Public Liability Policy to indemnify us for not less than £10,000,000 in respect of any one accident or claim and all traffic management must comply with the current Traffic Signs Manual, Traffic Signs General Directions 2016 and the Safety at Street Works Code of Practice.
Charges are applicable for all filming approval licences, costs to be agreed upon receipt of application.
If you are considering a road closure for filming purposes, the team will require at least eight weeks’ notice to process the Special Event Order needed for this legal process. Please supply details on the filming application form or contact the team for further information.
If your production includes animals, an performing animals licence may be required. Contact the relevant district council for this information
If your cast includes children then a child performance licence may be required.
After you apply
You will receive an invoice by email and your approved licence will come through in approximately five working days. We may get in touch if we need more information.