Homeowner has planning permission rejected for new garden fence

A wooden fence on a sloped front garden
The fence has prompted a row over privacy rights after the owners claim it provides them security (Image credit: Derby City Council)

The owners of a historic cottage have been told to lower a new wooden fence they installed as it was deemed too high.

The fence was intended to provide the homeowners, Matthew and Rebecca Hubbard, with much-needed privacy from an adjacent Tesco supermarket and its bustling delivery area near the cottage in Mickleover, Derby. They claimed would fly tip rubbish into their garden.

Joseph Mullane
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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.