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All You Need To Know About Planning Permissions & Boundary Ownership

With the turn of the new year, we know it is very common for many homeowners to be considering refreshing and renovating their homes, including the exterior. Although this is a great way to provide your home with a new lease of life, there are a few things you should be aware of.

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Which Side is My Property?

The simplest way to establish who is responsible for which side of a domestic fence, is to consult your deeds or title register. If you don’t own a copy, you can request one with HM Registry

Establishing legal ownership is important if you’re changing anything related to fences and boundaries, as it means you can be saved any potential future disputes and arguments with neighbours. In some cases, you may discover you share ownership with your neighbour and you can create a legal boundary agreement. 

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Do I Need Planning Permission?

This depends on several different aspects, so we’ve listed a few situations where you will or won’t need planning permission. In cases where you are removing, altering or maintaining a fence but not increasing the height, you won’t need to apply for planning permission. In some conservation areas, you might require permissions to remove a fence. If you’re unsure, we’d recommend finding out before you begin any planning. 

You will need permission if:

You are increasing the height of an existing fence

Your property is listed 

You’re installing a fence over 1 metre high

Your property shares a boundary with a listed building

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Whether you’re looking for security, home or agricultural fencing at Bowden Fencing we supply a variety of effective and aesthetic solutions throughout Leicestershire. For more info, contact our team on 01858 410 660 or use our online contact form and we’ll be in touch. 

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