Planning Regs & InFO
Gates & Railings
Despite common misconceptions there are a few planning regulations that need to be taken in to account when choosing your gates & railings.
They aren’t hugely restrictive to anything other than height and if necessary, planning permission can be applied for via your local council.
Any railings, gates or barriers with in 2 metres of a public highway or any footpath of such highway must be less than 1 metre in height. If you wish to have your railings or gate higher than 1 metre you will need to apply for planning permission.
If you have existing gates or railings that are above the 1 metre height then you can replace/renew with out re-applying for planning, provided you don’t increase its height.
You will need to apply for planning permission:
If your property is a listed building or in the curtilage of a listed building
if your railings, gate or other form of boundary involved, forms a boundary with a neighbouring listed building or its curtilage.
If your property is in a conservation area you may need permission to take down existing railings, gates or barriers.