In 2013 Bath & North East Somerset Council gave planning permission for a number of locations where temporary banners and flags can be displayed to promote one-off events and festivals. Most of the locations are lamp columns in the city centre of Bath; there is also permission for a cross-street banner across Milsom Street.
Temporary banners and flags for the purpose of promoting one-off events and festivals are permitted only for certain periods of time (maximum 3 weeks at one time, with a gap of 3 weeks before the next display) and for only a certain number of weeks in the year (12 weeks in total).
The current planning permission is in place only until September 2018. During spring 2018, a further planning application will be submitted by Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Economy & Culture team to Bath & North East Somerset Council as Planning Authority. The new planning application will request to continue the permission for the period 2018-2023.