Information and Guidance

Core information

Code of Practice

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Terms and Conditions

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Wherever possible, a filming application should be submitted a minimum of 5 working days prior the first date of filming.

All filming applications should include:

  • Details of the proposed filming
  • Public Liability Insurance of no less than £5 million
  • A risk assessment relevant to the filming location listed

Use of Drones

Drones can capture the perfect shot of areas in North Somerset, but this must be done safely. Please read our guidelines carefully. If you are using a drone, your filming application must also include the following information:

  • A map illustrating the take-off and landing points, flight path, and/or area
  • A copy of the drone pilot’s A2CofC, GVC or PfCO
  • A risk assessment and method statement outlining how the drone will be managed and flown safely
  • Where applicable, a copy of your CAA Navigation Order

Parking & Unit bases

North Somerset has on-street parking available for filming and our parking team can offer sections of car parks or land for use as large unit bases.

Click here to find out where our car parks are located

Traffic Management

Productions can apply for road or footpath closures, temporary traffic lights, or stop and go boards to ensure that filming takes place safely.

Click here to find out more information about Traffic Management in North Somerset


We welcome the next generation of talented filmmakers to join us as part of their studies.

Students filming will not incur a cost in public spaces if it is part of their studies. However, a film permit is always required.
There are some restrictions:
  • No more than 10 crew members for filming to be considered ‘student’
  • A minimum of 1 week’s notice must be given before the filming date.


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We welcome still photographers to capture our exterior locations.
However, for commercial purposes, please reach out to confirm if permission is required.

Bespoke requests

We strive to accommodate reasonable requests that we receive, such as location preparation or opening our buildings for filming. Please make an inquiry, and we will do our best to satisfy your needs.