BORNEMENTS are required to erect a building or to re-erect on old foundations within 1 m from any public road or way. The word "building" includes any well, cistern, cesspit, cellar or other excavation below surface level (whether containing structure or not) and also any wall, hedge, fence or other structure serving as a boundary or otherwise. This will also include applications to demolish a section of the roadside wall, making good the wall ends and creating car parking areas.

Applications should be made to the Constables, enclosing the following:

  • Your approval reference from the Department of the Environment and Building Control.

  • a cheque payable to ‘The Forest Douzaine’ for each application – i.e. if you had a development of, say, five individual houses, this would entail five fees. The current fee for a Bornement is £25.00 per application.

If any part of the proposed work is within 1.5m of a public road, you will also require permission from the Public Services Department.

The Constables will view the plan/s and once the actual Bornement is signed, it needs to be endorsed by four members of the Douzaine. This sometimes can take several days to arrange, but every effort is made to process applications as quickly as possible.

PERMITS are granted for smaller applications (such as signage), and do not require the signatures of extra Douzeniers. Current fees are £7.50 per application.