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 from planting a higher boundary, just make sure they do not get out of control. Other options would be conifers or other tall and bushy shrubs or plants.
Planning Permission For A Higher Front Garden Fence
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.