Filming in Thurrock

Filming by drone

We are licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to carry out commercial work using small drones. This means we are able to record high-quality aerial video or photography – up to 4K in resolution – and can support your filming needs within Thurrock and beyond.

Our fees are very competitive compared with other companies that offer these services. Use our application form to tell us your requirements.

Apply to film in Thurrock

Our example clip of photos and video, below, shows a footbridge – the first of its kind – being installed at a local nature reserve.

For more information, read our policy on use of drones.

Using your own drone

All drone operators must follow the Dronesafe: Drone Code, which sets out how drones must be used safely and in line with the law.

If you would like to fly your own drone from land we own, you must provide us with copies of:

  • your Permission for Commercial Operations reference number, issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
  • your insurance, with specific reference to using small unmanned aircraft – Regulation (EC) 785/2004 (Article 2)
  • your Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) competency pilot qualification – issued by an approved CAA training company
  • a site-specific risk assessment

We cannot give you permission for filming unless you send these documents to our Film Office.

Use our application form to tell us your plans, and we'll contact you with details of all requirements.