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If you wish to operate a drone over Somerset Council land, including the highway or pavements, for commercial filming you need to apply for filming permission

Overview

Overview

If you wish to take-off and/or land a drone from Somerset Council land, including the highway or pavements, for commercial filming you need to apply for filming permission.

As well as a copy of your Public Liability Insurance to the value of £10m or above, we need to see:

  • A copy of the drone pilot’s CAA licence, including Operator ID
  • Method statement including: description of activity, maximum height, a site plan/Map showing take-off/landing points, flight plan and area of operation, whether the drone will fly above any people, roads or buildings, details of drone (including category and weight)
  • A risk assessment

When you fly a drone in the UK it is your responsibility to be aware of the rules in place to keep everyone safe. Please read the Civil Aviation Authority’s Drone and Model Aircraft Code.

You can apply to film in Somerset using our online form. A fee is charged if you wish to take-off and/or land a drone from Somerset Council land or property – please see Filming fees and charges.

Last reviewed: March 19, 2024 by Daniel

Next review due: September 19, 2024

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