Lift restrictions on putting up fencing around a garden

Remove the  absurd  local government laws in England and Wales  that state you must have planning permission to erect a fence in your garden over 3 ft high if it is adjacent to a highway. It is a ridiculous rule and thousands of homeowners that have gardens on the sides of their house cannot erect a fence to make their garden secure unless they pay for costly planning permission first. In many circustances the planning permission can cost more than the fence Erecting a fence up to 6ft high should be permitted without planning consent as this would deter thieves and hide the contents of gardens. 

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Remove the  absurd  local government laws in England and Wales  that state you must have planning permission to erect a fence in your garden over 3 ft high if it is adjacent to a highway. It is a ridiculous rule and thousands of homeowners that have gardens on the sides of their house cannot erect a fence to make their garden secure unless they pay for costly planning permission first. In many circustances the planning permission can cost more than the fence Erecting a fence up to 6ft high should be permitted without planning consent as this would deter thieves and hide the contents of gardens.