Gates, walls, fences and other means of enclosure
You can erect, replace or improve any gate, fence, wall or other means of enclosure without planning permission, provided that:
- it doesn't exceed one metre in height where it fronts a road, or if it's located forward of the principal elevation of your house, or forward of a side elevation that fronts a road;
- it doesn't exceed two metres in height in all other circumstances; or
- if it's replacing an existing fence, wall or gate that's exceeds the heights quoted above, that it's no higher than the fence, wall or gate that it replaces.
Please note - if you erect a fence on a retaining wall or other structure, or if the fence is physically tied in to another wall or fence, the height is measured from the lowest point of the entire structure; i.e. if the new fence and the structure it is attached to measures more than two metres from the lowest point at which it can be measured, planning permission will be required.
A building warrant may be required; we advise that you check before you start work.