Hertfordshire County Council's Filming on Highways Act approved

Watford Observer: Filming in Watford in 2012. Filming in Watford in 2012.

Filming will be easier across the county after Hertfordshire County Council’s Filming on Highways Act was made law last week.

The act, which was given Royal Assent by the Queen last week, will simplify the process for production companies and help them accurately plan their filming schedules.

It will enable the council to close roads temporarily for filming and to issue permissions to place filming equipment on the highway for short periods of time, with consideration always being given to traffic pressures and the needs of local residents and businesses.

Chris Hayward, cabinet member for enterprise, education and skills, said: "I am delighted that our Filming on the Highways Act has made such swift progress through Parliament. It means that Hertfordshire is only the second local authority in the country to have these road closure powers."

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