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The fence is illegal if it is not more or less on the boundary, in the sense that it should not be there. If a fence is need on the actual boundary then normally this is a shared cost. But if it is on your property, then you can require removal, or move it yourself. Under the Fencing Act he can only give notice to the adjoining neighbour, and so if the neighbour is the council then they are exempt. You should challenge any fencing notice therefore if it isn't in relation to a fence on your boundary