Do I need planning permission to construct a fence, wall or gate?
Planning permission may be required for a fence, gate or wall. You will need to apply for planning permission if any of the following cases apply:
- If the fence, wall or gate would be over 1 metre high and next to a highway used by vehicles; or over 2 metres high elsewhere; or
- Your house is a Listed Building or is in the curtilage of a Listed Building.
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 (no matter how high) if you don't increase its height, provided it is not a listed structure.
You can find out if your property is a listed building here.
Further guidelines are available here or on the Planning Portal website. Should you wish to confirm whether planning permission is required for your proposal, you will need to submit an application for a Certificate of Lawfulness. Application forms and fees can be found on the Planning Portal website. You can also download forms from the Planning Portal website.
You will also need to submit plans showing the proposal.
Further guidance on making an application and information needed to register an application can be found here.
Do I need planning permission?