Planning Permission

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

  • it would be over 1 metre high and next to a highway used by vehicles (or the footpath of such a highway); 
  • or over 2 metres high elsewhere; 
  • or your right to put up or alter fences, walls and gates is removed by an article 4 direction or a planning condition; 
  • or your house is a listed building or in the curtilage of a listed building.
  • the fence, wall or gate, or any other boundary involved, forms a boundary with a neighbouring listed building or its curtilage.
You will not need to apply for planning permission to take down a fence, wall,or gate, or to alter or improve an existing fence, wall or gate if you don't increase its height. In a conservation area, however, you might need conservation area consent to take down a fence, wall or gate.
You do not need planning permission for hedges as such, however if a planning condition or a covenant restricts planting (for example, on "open plan" estates, or where a driver's sight line could be blocked) you may need planning permission and/or other consent.


Now that the boring element is out of the way, we can move onto the exciting element.


Boundaries can be constructed out of a range of materials including the following or maybe even a combination of them:

  • Brick walls
  • Stone walls
  • Wooden fences
  • Metal railings & gates - stock or bespoke  (manual or electric)


As you can see, there is a huge choice available.  We are more than happy to help you decide what is best suited to your needs and budget so give us a call..




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  • 07815 288513                           
  • Ivanhoe
    Bromley Green Road
    Ashford                           Kent                                TN26 2EQ

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