Fence reprieve for Haddington homeowner ‘unfamiliar' with planning system

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Fence reprieve for Haddington homeowner ‘unfamiliar’ with planning system
© Elaine Smedley moved the fence, at the side of her Haddington house, forward a few feet to allow her…

Elaine Smedley moved the fence, at the side of her Haddington house, forward a few feet to allow her to access the whole garden.

But East Lothian Council told her moving the enclosure meant it was now considered a front garden fence and too high under rules.

The local authority gave her two months to take it down and she appealed to Scottish Ministers saying she needed more time to make her case.

Now, the Scottish Government Reporter has agreed, ordering the local authority to extend the deadline to six months.

Elaine, who lives on Davids Way, Haddington, asked for more time to “properly pursue my proposal through the planning process” as she appealed against the enforcement action.

And she acknowledged she had not been aware of her ability to appeal the decision through the council’s own review body and had been given “poor advice”.

Read more – East Lothian planners take offence at ‘alien’ fence move

The Reporter ruled that while her appeal against the enforcement action was dismissed, the council should give her more time so that she could pursue another planning application for the fence.

She said: “I find that the extended period for compliance with the notice as requested by the appellant is not unreasonable.

“They do not appear to have pursued the full range of options open to them in respect of the planning process.

“I appreciate that the appellant had the option of seeking a review but I am satisfied with their explanation that their unfamiliarity with the planning system and the advice they received led them to missing a potential opportunity to resolve the matter.”

Elaine added: “Extending the period for compliance with the notice would, I find, allow the appellant to pursue the full range of options that the planning process in Scotland provides.”

The fence at Elaine’s house originally sat back from the front of the garden, splitting it into an enclosed side garden with a front strip of grass.

Elaine moved it forward to include the strip and was ordered to apply for retrospective planning permission when it came to the council’s attention, despite claiming that there were other similar fences in the estate and a wall of the same height across from her home.

When she applied for planning permission, it was refused as the council ruled that the timber structure was now a front garden fence, which is higher than allowed in the local authority’s open garden policy.

The council had argued that two months to take it down was plenty of time to meet its demands, adding that removing the fence would only take “two days” of labour.

The Reporter ruled that “overall, I conclude that there has been a breach of planning consent”.

However, she added: “The appeal succeeds, to the extent that a variation to the date on which the notice takes effect would be made.”

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