Back garden fence 1.8m high within my boundary

Back garden fence 1.8m high within my boundary

Do I Need Permission - Ask An Expert Do I need planning permission or a building warrant for a back garden fence that’s 1.8m high and on my boundary, and is there a regulation as to which side of the fence by posts go !
Question Posted By – Louise Mackean In Area – East Central Scotland

  1. Do I Need PermissionDo I Need Permission08-05-2014

    Hello Louise.

    You would not require planning permission for this if you meet the following criteria.

    •The wall or fence is lower than 1 metre.
    •The wall or fence does not exceed 2 metres in height and is more than 20 metres away from the road or back from the principle elevation fronting the road (if less than 20 metres).
    •Replacing like for like.
    •You do NOT live in a conservation area.
    •Your property is NOT a listed building.

    A building warrant would only be required if the fence exceeds 2m in height.

    With regards to fence posts there are no restrictions here. Although one thing to consider is placing the fence internally will reduce the overall size of useable garden slightly however some people prefer the appearance of the front of a fence rather that the rear. Advantages and disadvantages in both cases.

    Thanks for using Do I Need Permission.

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