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slatted screens above fencing height

What are the legal and planning issues around putting slatted screens above the top of the fenceline on seperate posts to the fence.I've seen it done a lot on pinterestTo be clear - slatted screen only attached to posts above the height of the fence and left clear underneath and placed inside of the boundary.Can i exceed 2.1m if i do it this way which i understand is the legal max height for a boundary fence.

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  • its usualy 1mt at the front and 2mt at the back that includes any trelesing on top anything higher needs planing 

    if the property is listed or in a conservation area you will need planing for any work you intend doing including fencing 

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      Cheers David. Yes checked last might and 2m at back is correct.

      However I did not highlight very well but I am building a pergola with slatted screen attached to back posts and want to run continuation of slatted screen at high level across the garden coming off pergola. This screen will be set forward of fenceline and will only have slats fixed at the top to screen out an area 2ft above the fence. Client could use as plant support or I could add to it to make it a structure such as a continuation of the pergola.

      Would this be a permissable work-around?

      • i would not like to say if you would get away with that it depends on how far away from the fence it is going to be and what the neighbours are like 

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