Film ambitions prompts council to seek changes in law

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MORE films and TV shows could be shot across the county if proposals to tighten up and simplify the closure of roads are passed.

Herts County Council wants to promote an Act of Parliament to make filming in Hertfordshire easier for film and TV companies.

It would enable temporary road closures for filming and to place filming equipment on the highway.

Cabinet member David Lloyd said: “Our county is already a popular choice for film and television production.

“Securing this bill would make us one of only two counties outside of London who are able to give permission so swiftly and would give us a competitive advantage in this multi-billion pound industry.

“Making the filming process easier in Hertfordshire will help us get even more economic and social benefits for all of our communities.”

A consultation on the bill is open until August 31 and can be found at www.hertsdirect.org/consultations