Do you need planning permission to install garden fence panels in Chorley? Perhaps you’ve always just had a knee-high hedge between yourselves and your neighbours, but now you’d like a little more privacy. Have you just got a beautiful puppy that needs to be kept in an enclosed garden whilst you are out at work? Has there been a spate of burglaries and incidents of petty theft in your area, prompting you to look at your home security, including the height of your perimeter fence? All of these are common reasons for people to install new fencing, or to raise the height of their existing garden fence. The question is, do you need permission to do this, or can you just go ahead and order the new fencing. You could have the new fence up by this evening!
In the UK, you will require planning permission for any new fence, gate or wall over 2m in height. If the addition of a trellis takes your existing fence to over this height, you will need permission. In Chorley, garden fence panels under 2m — either for a new fence or as an addition to an existing one — may have to be carefully considered if you live in a listed building or your property borders a listed building. In these incidences, you may need planning permission before you carry out any work on your boundary fence.
Before you get excited about installing your new garden fence panels in Chorley, make certain that the boundary fence you wish to improve is, in fact, your fence. Many a feud has started over adjustments to a boundary fence. Home owners are advised to first get written permission from a neighbour before improving that neighbour’s boundary fence in any way. This includes the application of preservatives, or painting or staining the fence. As the saying goes, good fences make good neighbours. Once you have obtained all the permissions you require, order your quality garden fence panels from Rospal Fencing and Gates, where all the timber products come with a 10 year anti-fungal, rot and decay guarantee.