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Hot air balloon launches

Hot Air Balloon

What you need to know

Shalford Park is the only site for hot air balloon launches.

You'll not be able to launch a hot air balloon without written confirmation from us. The penalty for launching without permission before is £305 per launch.

Further information and guidance

For more advice on organising a safe and successful event, read our event guidance notes (Word doc) [98KB] or visit the HSE website. (opens new window)

Fees

Based on a maximum of 25 launches per year the fees are:

  • a one off hire charge is £196
  • annual hire charge (maximum of 25 launches) is £708

How to apply

To apply to launch a hot air balloon you need to:

You can email your application and supporting documents to parks@guildford.gov.uk

What happens next?

Once we've received your balloon launch application and supporting documents, we'll:

  • check your application
  • write to you and confirm the fees and charges
  • let you know about any additional requirements
  • provide you with the 'licence confirmation'
  • invoice you for the hire of the park