How tall is this wall and how far from the boundary is it now (3-4ft?) and how far is it from the highway now?
With regard to the new gate which you wish to install, what will that open out onto?
What is the reason for the council objection?
Drawing the plans would normally be an architects job. Have you not tried to get an architect to do it?
There are 2 issues here, one is relatively simple and the other one more complicated.
Even a trainee architect would be able to draw the plans suitable for a planning application or appeal. If you just Google architects in your area, this is not a complicated job at all. The drawing just needs to be to scale and drawn to Land Registry requirements. Even a relatively incompetent architect be capable of doing that.
The other issue here is more complicated. When submitting the application, or the appeal, you need to know exactly how to lay it out and to couch it in terms that the local authority will be reluctant to refuse. That is not an architects job or a solicitors job or a conveyancers job but a planning consultant job.
If you want to get the biggest chance of actually getting this done, then I would suggest that you used a local planning consultant who will know what is in the mind of the LPA. I would get hold of a planning consultant first because the planning consultant can probably point you in the direction of a suitable architect who can knock up the plans for you.
One of the things that doesn’t help you is the fact that this development is brand-new and the planning permission for the original development was granted with the wall as it is now and presumably, there was some reason for that although unless we see all the notes surrounding, we will never know.
Can I clarify anything for you
It is these stipulations by the local authority such as saying it must be a wall and not a fence and the fact that this is a new build which is going to be problematical.
There is absolutely no reason why (other than planning consent) the builders cannot build right up to the boundary line.
This little bit of amenity land is not the responsibility of the local authority but your responsibility although you can’t actually do anything with it. In that respect, you can let it go to rack and ruin and get covered in brambles and the local authority can do nothing about it provided it is not covered in rubbish but just overgrown.
In that respect, areas like this are not necessarily a good idea if the landowner decides to ignore it.
What the local authority are after of course is a little bit of a verge to make the place look prettier without them having the liability or maintaining it.
I can see no reason why, now the house is built, that youcould not simply demolish the wall and leave the whole place open plan.
Unfortunately, you cannot build a wall higher than 2 m without planning permission if it is adjacent to the highway which this is.
You may find that in the planning consent, the ability for you to build a wall less than 2 m adjacent to the highway has been specifically excluded.it may be necessary to study the local area plan and your individual permission.
What you may not want of course is a completely open plan garden in the short term.