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There is a back garden border fence which belongs to our new

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There is a back garden border fence which belongs to our new next door neighbour.
The fence at its highest point is 2m tall.
Because constant severe lack of privacy resulting from our neighbour’s prying eyes through the trellis section of the fence we wish to build our own fence on our own property on our side of the border.
We wish to ask if we can build this fence, and if so how tall we can build it.
Are there any rules/laws dictating which side of the fence should be facing our property?
Also could there be any other complications related to our plans.
We do not wish to discuss the matter with our neighbour as it only makes the matter worse.
So far we have kept quiet, just indicating that his behaviour is unacceptable.
Kind Regards
Barbara & David
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.
Alex Watts :

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Alex Watts :

Yes you can build a fence on your own side.

Alex Watts :

However the highest you can do this without planning permission is 2 meters high

Alex Watts :

If you want higher than 2 meters then you will need planning permission

Alex Watts :

There are no rules about which side is facing your property, but make sure you build it on your side

Alex Watts :

Please see this link for more information

Alex Watts :

http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/permission/commonprojects/fenceswallsgates/

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

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