Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Reasons for Decision
Dorset Council has an established policy and procedure for the processing of requests from production companies and others for authority to film on Council owned land. The Town Council has requested that Dorset Council provide this service in respect of their land and it is in the interests of Dorset Council to accede to this request as it ensures a degree of consistency of approach in the handling of applications for permits thereby making it easier to film in Dorset and promote the area. Dorset Council will receive a commission from film permit application fees and so provision of this service should be cost neutral.
Alternative Options considered
Dorset Council could refuse the request but this is not in the interests of Dorset Council, the Town Council or the public.
To act as an agent of Weymouth Town Council in processing third-party requests for filming permits in respect of Weymouth Town Council land.
Publication date: 08/08/2019
Date of decision: 01/04/2019