Planning Portal

Home owners: Decking & Fencing

Walls and Fences

(see illustration 1 below)
Planning permission is not required provided that:
1. The wall or fence is not more than 2 metres in height anywhere on your property except where it adjoins a road or footpath. In this case the height is restricted to 1 metre.
2. You don’t live in an open plan/shared surface type of development. In which case always consult your local area planning office as there may be a condition attached to the planning permission for the estate which would override this guidance.

Decking and raised platforms

(see illustration 1 below)
Planning permission is not required provided that:
1. No part of the deck or raised platform is more than 0.3 metres above ground level.
2. The deck or raised platform is not in front of the principal or side elevation of the house that faces onto a road.
3. If you live in a house within a conservation area no part of the deck or raised platform is situated between a wall forming the principal or side elevation and the property boundary.
Illustration 1: Building a wall or fence
Illustration 1
Note: Any railing, balustrade etc around a deck or raised platform can not be more than 2 metres in height from ground level.
If you live in a house which is a listed building, it is likely that you will need Listed Building Consent for any building operations. If the development is within the curtilage of a listed building you may need to submit a planning application for the work unless listed building consent has already been granted. Your local planning office will be able to advise you.
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