PLANS for a fence which would have been the same height as an existing neighbouring fence have been turned down, despite no objections from the public.

East Lothian Council rejected Lorraine Kellett’s plans for Haddington’s Acredales Walk.

Planning officials deemed that the fence “would not be appropriate” and “would set a harmful precedent”.

The application noted that a fence and gate would be created to enclose part of the front garden of the house.

The planning officer’s report noted: “The applicant’s house occupies a prominent corner and roadside position.

“The front elevation of the house and its front garden are visible from Acredales Walk, from the adjacent area of openspace to the east and from the A6093 public road beyond.

“Consequently, the fencing and gate as they would be positioned enclosing part of the front garden of this house would be readily visible from public views.”

The report said the proposed fence and gate would “appear out of keeping with the largely low front roadside boundary enclosures of other houses within this part of Haddington”.

Planning officials also described the proposals as being “to the greater detriment of the streetscape of Acredales Walk and the character of the area”.