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Planning permission not required for flagpoles
« on: July 11, 2011, 02:10:39 pm »
Despite the obvious visual impact of a flag pole and the noise nuisance they can make during high winds you do not need planning permission for single vertical flagpole.
However you are only permitted to fly specific flags such as any national flag, the EU flag (as if!) the United Nations flag, the flag of any county or the flag of any saint associated with that county. 

- So no football clubs flags allowed Prophet!
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Re: Planning permission not required for flagpoles
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2011, 02:42:22 pm »
I guess I'll have to take down my QPR flag then?


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Re: Planning permission not required for flagpoles
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2011, 01:42:46 pm »
It would be horrible if everyone had a flagpole outside their home.

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Re: Planning permission not required for flagpoles
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2011, 08:59:36 am »
I can just see how the house builders would react if they did!
Mind you, how many house builders have got planning approval for all the flag poles they have on their sites?

Not to mention all those horrible little yellow "AA" type direction boards they all put up and then leave up long after the
development is finished.

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Re: Planning permission not required for flagpoles
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2011, 11:47:13 am »
Sales of flagpoles have soared recently given a boost by last year's World Cup. Sales to private buyers have doubles over the last five years also helped by the Royal Wedding. 
The best sellers are unsurprisingly the Union Jack and the cross of St George. A 15ft pole complete with Union Jack flag can cost as little as £35 online with 20ft poles around £65.

However, flagpoles are in danger of becoming the new Leylandii when it comes to disputes with neighbours. Badly positioned flagpoles can cause misery to home owners,
with poles towering over people's gardens, ruining views and noise from the flag flapping in the wind being the most common complaints.
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Re: Planning permission not required for flagpoles
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2011, 09:49:41 am »
Oh dear!  I didnt realise that flagpoles were that cheap.
I saw one yesterday and it was ting-tinging like crazy in the wind.
I would hate to live anywhere near it.