Commemorating county days forms an important part of our nation’s rich and historic heritage and it is only right that county days should be celebrated by communities across our great nation.
The Department does not routinely display county flags and has not displayed any this year. I am, however, happy to consider individual requests from Hon Members to display county flags for their respective counties, on county days.
The hon Member will be pleased to know my Department amended planning regulations to allow local and county flags to be flown by individuals without planning permission, and published a plain English guide to flying flags.
A copy of the guidance can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/flying-flags-a-plain-english-guide.