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garden fence height

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by sammy1990, 6 Jun 2015.

  1. sammy1990

    sammy1990

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    Hi all

    Was hoping to get some advice on garden fence heights. I want to fit a 6ft (1.8 meter) high fence on my left hand side of garden. House is inner city type small house. The issue we have is all the gardens are raised up about 500mm from the floor level of the houses.

    I believe your allowed to build a fence upto 2 meters high without planning permission. However where do they measure from? Is it the floor height when your in the raised garden itself? Or is it from the floor from street level?

    Many thanks
     
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    Unlike buildings, where the height is measured from the highest point of natural ground around the perimeter of the building, I hink fences are expected to follow the profile of the ground immediately below tthem, so max 2m high (or 1m adjacent to a road) at any point the council man cares to come and hang a tape vertically

    Note, that it's the height on your side of the fence, if your house is on a natural mound than has been excavated to make way for a road and a retaining wall built
     
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