The following 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) comes into force on 24/06/2021:
- June 2021: SI 2021 No. 617 - The Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (pdf) (link).
- The above SI 2021 No. 617 makes amendments to the following SI:
- Advertisements Regulations 2007.
- Note: The "Explanatory Memorandum" (link) to SI 2021 No. 617 states the following:
- "These Regulations [SI 2021 No. 617] make a number of minor amendments to the provisions related to the display of flags."
- "First, the regulations [SI 2021 No. 617] clarify that ‘double flagging’, where two flags are flown from the same flagpole, is allowed under the Schedule 1 [Class H] exemption or Schedule 3 [Class 7 paragraphs 7A, 7AA, and 7AB] deemed consent. Currently, only one flag per flagstaff is permitted. This change will enable a flag under Schedule 1 to be flown together with another Schedule 1 or Schedule 3 flag on the same flagpole without the need for express consent.".
- "This change will in particular support the flying of the Union Flag which is one of the most recognisable symbols of the UK. It will allow the Union Flag to be flown in conjunction with, for instance, a national flag on a national saints’ day or the Pride flag where there is only one flagpole available, without the need for express consent, providing the Union Flag is flown in a superior position.".
- "Second, the regulations [SI 2021 No. 617] remove the reference to the European Union from the list of international flags which are exempt under Schedule 1 [Class H] following the UK’s departure from the European Union on 31st January 2020.".
- "Finally, the regulations [SI 2021 No. 617] add flags with the logo of the National Health Service [NHS] to flags which have deemed consent under Schedule 3 [Class 7 paragraphs 7A, 7AA, and 7AB]. This will enable flags celebrating the NHS to be flown in a wider range of circumstances without the need for express consent.".
Other Sources of Information:
Updates to the Planning Jungle website:
- The "Advertisements Regulations 2007 (Consolidated)" document has been updated to incorporate the above SI 2021 No. 617.