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You will not need to apply for planning permission if you wish to erect a new; or alter, maintain, improve or take down* an existing fence, wall or gate if the following conditions are met:

  • in regard to its height:
    • it is next to a highway used by vehicles (or the footpath of such a highway) and it would not exceed one metre in height (from ground level); or
    • it would not exceed two metres in height (from ground level) if elsewhere; or
    • if an existing fence, wall or gate already exceeds the limits above, that its height would not be increased.
  • no part of the site is a listed building or within the curtilage of a listed building.
  • no part of the fence, wall, gate or any other boundary involved, forms a boundary with a neighbouring listed building or its curtilage.
  • the right to put up or alter fences, walls and gates has not been removed by an article four direction or a planning condition.
  • If any of these conditions are not met, then you will need to apply for planning permission.

Learn more on the Planning Portal.

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