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Weston P&Z increases fence regulation to six feet

Weston homeowners may now construct fences up to six feet in height.

The Planning and Zoning Commission voted to amend its residential zoning regulations to allow six foot high fences. The regulation previously restricted fence height to four feet.

Jane Connolly, P&Z Commission chairman, said P&Z decided to make the change based on complaints from residents that a four-foot fence was too low to protect properties from noise, especially on busy roads. She said a few property owners who had built six-foot fences were given a moratorium on enforcement until the new regulation had passed.

In addition to increasing fence height, the commission also added a section prohibiting barbed wire, razor wire, corrugated metal, orange plastic and like materials from being used in fences.

The new regulation went into effect on April 27.

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