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    Planning permission for electric fence?


    Do you need planning permission to have an electric fence constructed? Are there certain properties that can and others that can’t have one built? If so, could you explain to me how it works, what rules apply, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated on this.

    Asked by Luke on 8th Dec 2020
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    Answered on 8th Dec 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Anson Electrical Services

    "Electric fencing is perfectly legal in the UK, so long as it is on your property, meets all EU product standards and is clearly marked (warning signs at the ends of the fence and every 10m in between). The fencing has to be completely on your property without parts of the fenceline being on a public rd, highway/footpath
    Key points to remember:
    If an electric fence is erected near a roadway or in a residential area where it is in close proximity to the general public, there must be multiple signs that warn of its presence. These signs must be placed along the fencing at eye level.
    The wires and connecting leads should not cross above power or communication lines.
    If you’re installing an electric fence in your garden, do a risk assessment first, including considering whether there is an alternative.
    Choose high-quality parts and get it properly installed. Modern fencing is very reliable, but poor installation can cause problems.
    Razor or barbed wire should not be electrified by an energiser.
    Animals or people should not be at risk of becoming entangled in electric fencing
    Your energiser earth electrode should go at least a metre into the ground and any connected leads that run under the ground should be contained in insulated tubing.
    Earth stakes should not be placed in ground that contains lots of stones and rubble (i.e., near building foundations) or in ground near a tree. Also, dry soil affects conductivity and the effectiveness of your fence.
    Your energiser and earth stake must be at least 10 metres from any other power supply system.
    Earth stakes must be at least 10 metres from buried communication lines, mains earth systems and water pipes."

    Answered on 8th Dec 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report

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