Do I need planning permission for my electric gates?
To be honest, it’s difficult to give a straightforward answer to that question, as it depends on so many different variables. Planning permission has quite a broad-ranging remit - it exists to prevent any development that might have a negative impact on any sites of historic interest, the local character of an area, and its environmental health. It’s also concerned with protecting the public’s interests, including the use of (and enjoyment of) public spaces and facilities, as well as the privacy of their own dwellings. So if you were building, say, a timber deck that would inadvertently allow you to