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Planning permission will be required if:-

  • The fence or wall is next to a 'highway' and will be over 1 metre in height or,
  • Will be over 2 metres in height anywhere else.
  • The fence is within the grounds of a Listed Building.
  • Planning conditions prevent the erection of fences (eg open-plan estates).
  • The property is within an area covered by an Article 4 Direction.

 A FENCE can include hedges and trees, earth mounds and other means of enclosure.

Where a fence is to be erected which could affect sight-lines or traffic safety in general, it is advisable to check with the Council even though planning permission may not be necessary.




"HIGHWAY” - includes all public roads, footpaths, bridleways and byways.