Planning Permission -- Increase Gate Height

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QuicktimeSam Sat 22-Aug-20 18:05:03

Struggling with planning permission so thought I'd post on a few forums for any advice. I'm currently renovating my 1970s semi-detached house and looking to install an electric gate and castled brick wall to house it, providing a secure perimeter. I'm filling out a form on the planning portal but cannot seem to identify what it falls under. Namely householder planning, full planning, outline planning, prior approval etc but none of the sub-categories seem to mention gates/perimiter/fencing etc.

What currently sits at the front of the house is a one foot tall wall housing a hedge, with the new wall being just over five and a half foot at the highest points (castled sections). The electric gate would be fitted on the backside of the brick pillars, leaving a foot or two space.

Has anyone fitted an electric gate and supporting wall to their homes and have any advice? I don't live in a conversation area but most of the houses have no or little fences/gates on my street. Very open plan, however my semi-detached neighbour has a seven foot+ hedge adjoining my five foot hedge. I have a driveway that is double width of a regular semi-detached house (that's being brick paved if anyone has any advise with that) so provides enough space for me to warrant an electric gate.

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Shouldbeworkingnotreadingtalk Sat 22-Aug-20 18:08:07

Have recently done the same. It's householder permission. A lot on the form is irrelevant. Just complete the bits you need.
We got planning for a 13ft high fence and gate due to being on a busy road / intruders. Cost about £300 in fees from memory. X

QuicktimeSam Mon 24-Aug-20 12:43:41

Shouldbeworkingnotreadingtalk

Have recently done the same. It's householder permission. A lot on the form is irrelevant. Just complete the bits you need.
We got planning for a 13ft high fence and gate due to being on a busy road / intruders. Cost about £300 in fees from memory. X

Thank you. Did you submit the plans yourself or use a planning consultancy? I’m planning on asking a family friend to proof read the information and location/renovation plans in case they’re wrong, worried it will be rejected if any errors are present. My plans are for a 1.6 metre high castled wall with 1.5 metre high electric fence so not quite as large as yours. Sounds like you have privacy nailed to a T x

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