Filming in Crawley
Crawley has a variety of places suitable to be used as film locations.
The types of locations Crawley can offer are:
- Stunning parklands and lakes
- A state of the art skate park and BMX track
- Industrial/factory scenes
- 1960s architecture
- Historical high street
- Ifield watermill
- Town Hall/Council Chamber
- Endangered animal species
- Farmyard animals
- Victorian walled garden
- Golf course
- Leisure centre
- Historic houses
Images of filming locations in Crawley
Crawley has been used twice as a film location. The first was for a Gamestation TV advertisement filmed in the Crawley branch.
Sky One has also used Crawley Skatepark for a feature on alternatives to the skateboard for their Gadget Geeks programme.
The following charges apply when filming in Crawley:
- Half day filming (Up to six hours) - £400 +VAT
- Full day filming (12 hours) - £750 +VAT
To apply to film in Crawley please fill out our application form.
Please note we require a minimum of three weeks' notice for all applications and are unable to provide detailed location advice or support.
For enquiries please contact email@example.com or call 01293 438539.
Use of drones
The council does not normally permit the use of, or over flying by, drones and model aircraft in its parks and green spaces or other council-owned land for any recreational or commercial purposes.
The policy decision and reasons take into account:
- The close proximity of many of the council’s parks and open spaces or other council-owned land adjacent to neighbouring residential properties and the potential risk of causing alarm, distress or harassment to the occupants.
- Potential risk of accident, injury to other visitors to the parks and green spaces or council property (including buildings and natural features) as a result of user or drone error.
- Potential risk of causing alarm, distress or harassment to the wildlife and biodiversity within the council’s parks and green spaces.
- The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ‘Drone Code’ specifying that drones must not be flown within 50m of people, vehicles and buildings and/or over congested areas
- Granting permission could leave the council liable for subsequent actions brought about by drone activity when operated from land in its ownership (including over flying land in the council’s ownership, even from and to, a destination which may not be in the council’s ownership).
- In addition, as Gatwick Airport is located in the borough, our close proximity poses risks to aircraft from the use of drones. A 5km exclusion zone is in force meaning it is illegal to fly any unauthorised drones within this area.
- Exemptions will rarely be given but may be considered in special circumstances, such as a professional service, e.g. festivals or events. Any exemptions will be subject CAA guidelines and permissions.
Requests for commercial use will be considered and permission may be granted if full criteria is met. Fees will apply and will be confirmed once the application is approved.
All requests must be made in writing or by email to:
Marketing and Publications Officer
Crawley Borough Council
Please provide the following information:
1. A description of the purpose of the flight(s)
2. Proof of your public liability insurance (minimum £10 million)
3. Your flight plan including launch and landing points
4. A full risk assessment
More information can be found at: