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Fence Heights...what Is The Legal Limit?

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What is the legal limit for a fence between where two houses are joined and both have a kitchen window between where the fence will go is there a height difference near a window ?
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Throughout the UK the usual rule is that you may not -- without planning permission -- put up a fence above 1 metre high inbetween the front of your building and pavement or road. Fences to the side or back of your property are supposed to be below 2 metres (slighty more than 6 foot).

However, not too surprising, there are all sorts of variances. Some local councils may have completely different rules. Moreover, sometimes there are restrictions on the individual property; such as a covenant that stipulates that no boundary fence at all may be erected to the front of the property. Almost every house in the area of Eaton in Norwich is like this. The Eaton estate was intended to have an "American" feeling, with open front lawns.

In the USA and Australia, fence height limits also tend to centre around the 6 foot limit, shorter to the front of the property. You need to contact local government to check what the rules are in your area, on your road.
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I live on on a sloping road, so the houses are stepped, my next door neigbours house is 3ft higher than mine. He is erecting a fence between us and the panels are 4ft tall plus the 3ft step.
This is blocking my view and making it dangerous to get out of my drive as I cannot see up the road.
Can this be right?

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