Advice for home fencing

Do I need Planning permission for fencing

We discuss when you require planning permission for fencing and when you do not, including our best practice advice about how to avoid neighbourly disputes.

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You’ve planned to redesign your garden, or maybe you just want a new fence, but in the excitement, many forget to consider whether they need planning permission to install or alter a fence.

We’ll explain when you do or don’t need planning permission, height restrictions for different areas, limitations for listed buildings or AONBs, Article 4 directions, and anything else that may seem confusing.

Always check fence heights with your local planning department

Planning advice is very much a local issue that can vary area by area and even road by road. You need to consult your local planning department with details of the proposed project, unless you can confirm that the project falls with local policy for “Permitted Development”. Information is usually published on local .gov websites.