7.2.4 Fencing

Closed22 Dec, 2020, 9:00am - 12 Mar, 2021, 5:00pm
7.2.5 Fencing

It is a requirement of the Planning Regulations 2001 Art 9(I)(a)(x) that the fencing of land open to or used by the public during the ten years preceding such fencing or enclosure, for recreational purposes or as a means of access to any seashore, mountain, lakeshore or other place of natural beauty or recreational utility requires planning permission.  Wire fencing constitutes visual pollution and destroys the “away from it all” feeling which makes the upland areas such an attraction for both local people and visitors.

The Council will promote and facilitate the development of environmentally sustainable agricultural activities, whereby watercourses, wildlife habitats, areas of ecological importance and other environmental assets are protected from the threat of pollution, and where development does not impinge on the landscape character, visual amenity, views and prospects of the countryside. As such the Council will also ensure that developments shall not be detrimental to archaeological and heritage features of importance.