Retaining walls

Different exemptions apply depending on the type of retaining wall you are building.

Retaining wall above ground level

This is a "fill" retaining wall where the purpose is to retain top soil placed upon the ground above natural ground level.

Retaining wall below ground level

This is a "cut-in" retaining wall where the purpose is to retain an embankment cut below natural ground level.

Your wall is considered to be below natural ground level if it is a combination of partly above and partly below ground level.

 

 

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