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Fences, gates and garden walls

You need to apply for planning permission if you wish to erect or add to a fence, wall or gate and:

  • it would be over one metre high and next to a highway used by vehicles (or the footpath of a highway) or over two metres high elsewhere
  • your right to put up or alter fences, walls and gates is removed by a planning condition or article 4 direction or
  • your house is a listed building or in the immediate area of a listed building

You do not need planning permission to take down a fence, wall, or gate, or to alter or improve an existing fence, wall or gate if you are not increasing its height. In a conservation area you might need conservation area consent.

If you are not sure whether you need planning permission, please contact us. ‚Äč

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