Uk boundary law is very clear on the fence height for front gardens. If your front garden is next to a footpath or public road then it’s limited to 1 metre.
If you want to have a higher fence or wall around your front garden then you will need to require planning permission. For anywhere else, the height is 6 feet or 2-meters.
- 1-metre height for front gardens
- Planning permission is needed to build higher
If you want a higher boundary then we suggest you plant some privet and shape it into a fence. There is no law to stop you planting a higher boundary, just make sure they do not get out of control!
Planning Permission For Front Garden!
If planting bushes is not for you then you will need to gain planning permission from the county council. For a higher fence in the front garden to be above 1 metre then you will need to submit an application.
The application will be sent to your neighbours and generally posted on lampposts for anyone affected to see. If a neighbour disputes the planning application then it will likely be denied and you will have to stick with the smaller fence!