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‘Drama’ in the making at Scottow Enterprise Park

by | Jan 20, 2016 | News

A leading British independent film and television production company has submitted a planning application to operate at Scottow Enterprise Park.

October Films, who are based in London and New York, plan to use the Jaguar Simulator building for television production work, costume and prop storage, and editing.

They will use the building to assist them in their filming of a new factual crime drama. ‘Serial Killer – Angel of Decay’ is the first of three films – this has already been shot in Aldershot. October Films will be initially filming two more films, that are currently in pre-production.

North Norfolk District Council’s Development Committee will consider the application, which is for up to a five-year lease, in approximately two months time.

Bev Spratt, Chairman of Norfolk County Council’s Economic Development Sub Committee, said: “The former Jaguar Simulator building lends itself brilliantly for film and TV production use. It is a deceptively large building which includes a mixture of offices and really quite big rooms.

“From the time we acquired the site we have had interest from film-makers.  In addition, we have had a number of organisations from the creative industry use the site for location filming and a growing number expressing an interest in coming to the site for studio production uses, so momentum is starting to build. We believe Scottow Enterprise Park is an excellent location for creative industries, and it would be great to see more of its potential realised in the not too distant future.”

Line Producer Vaughan Watkins at October Films said: “We at October Films are very much looking forward to coming to the former RAF base. The possibilities for our filming are very exciting, with many new locations within the site itself and the surrounding area.”

The application can be viewed on North Norfolk District Council’s website.

Political comment
Cllr Bev Spratt (Conservative) Chairman of the Economic Development Sub-Committee on 07887 633253
Cllr Stan Hebborn (UKIP) Vice Chairman of the Economic Development Sub-Committee on 07792 135071
Cllr Colleen Walker (Labour) on 01493 782272
Cllr John Timewell (Liberal Democrat) on 07717 881857
Cllr Andrew Boswell (Green) on 07787 127881