Fences, walls and gates (within the curtilage of a dwelling)Fences, walls and gates (within the curtilage of a dwelling)close

Planning permission is not required for the erection of walling, fencing or gates not exceeding 1m in height in the area in front of any elevation fronting onto a highway.

To the rear of a dwelling (not fronting a highway) walling, fencing and gates may be up to 2m. Fencing must be constructed of vertical posts with space between them and not of a solid construction.

Conditions:

  • the general conditions applicable to Section A (page 15 refers);
  • the height of the fence, wall or gate must not exceed:-
    • 1 metre if positioned nearer than the dwellinghouse to any highway which bounds the curtilage; or
    • 2 metres in any other case;
  • any fence which is nearer to any highway than the dwellinghouse must be constructed of vertical posts with spaces between, and not be of a solid construction.
  • any wall must be constructed of stone traditionally laid, or facing brickwork or rendered brickwork or rendered blockwork all with a coping at least 50 mm deep; and
  • no gates may open out over the highway or any footpath.

For a full copy of the Order click this link. Class 16, page 17 refers.