The time required to process your application varies depending on factors such as the size of your production, the type of shoot, and whether you need parking suspensions.

We try to be as flexible as we can with timescales. Timescales range from as little as a few working days for simple shoots with a handheld camera and small cast/crew (assuming fees paid, insurance is in place, and risk assessment is approved).

If your filming requires parking suspensions or dispensations the minimum notice period (from receipt of payment) is longer. Standard parking suspensions require a minimum of 10 working days notice (from the date the application has been approved). Short notice and express notice parking suspension is available at higher fees for shorter notice. The Film Lambeth team will talk you through options.

Where filming is more complex, or involves night shoots for example, a longer notice period is essential. Where we need to involve partners and other stakeholders such as the Metropolitan Police Service, standard timescales would also be longer.