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Trees If construction of the gate, fence or wall would affect a tree which is covered by a Tree Preservation Order or which is protected because the property is in a Conservation Area or by a condition imposed on a grant of planning permission, you need to ask advice from the Tree and Landscape Section on (01543) 464343. Planning Rules relating to Gates, Fences and Walls Repairs and Maintenance to Existing Gates, Walls and Fences You may repair and maintain existing fences and walls provided that the new structure does not exceed its former height or the maximum appropriate height referred to above, i.e. one metre when situated within two metres of a highway or two metres in any other location. If you need general advice about gates, fences and walls, contact the Development Control Team on (01543) 464536, or e-mail: DevelopmentControl@cannockchasedc.gov.uk National regulations known as the Town and Gates, Fences and Walls in other Country Planning (General Permitted locations Development) Order 1995 (as amended) allow you In any other location, the height limit is a to erect, repair and maintain gates, fences and maximum of two metres above ground level. So walls within specified limits without needing to any fence, wall or gate above this height needs obtain planning permission from the Council. planning permission, unless it is part of an enclosure, e.g. animal pen or tennis court, in the Gates, Fencing and Walls Adjacent to a garden of a dwelling and complies with the Highway Used by Vehicular Traffic rules set out in the separate advice note about The maximum height that you are permitted to garden buildings and enclosures. have a gate, fence, wall, or other means of enclosure, adjacent to a highway used by vehicular traffic without having to obtain planning permission is one metre above ground level. A highway used by vehicular traffic includes the footway or verge next to the carriageway. The term "adjacent" does not mean that the fence or Gates, Fences and Walls Around wall actually has to touch the boundary of the Listed Buildings highway and, as a general guideline, the Council If your property is included in the List of would require a fence, wall or gate situated Buildings of Architectural and Historic Interest, within two metres of the highway not to exceed special rules apply and any work involved to a the one metre height limit. gate, fence or wall within or around its curtilage will need special permission. Please If you wish to erect something higher than this contact the number given below for advice in within two metres of a highway, you will need to these circumstances. make a planning application. Walls in Conservation Areas In Conservation Areas there are sometimes restrictions on what you may do to an existing boundary wall and, again, you are advised to contact the number given below for information about this.
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