Rishi Sunak wants to put a fence up around his North Yorkshire home months after Greenpeace protestors mounted the roof.

Plans to erect a fence around the PM’s Manor House in Kirby Sigston will “discourage incursion onto the residential property”, documents submitted to North Yorkshire council say.

The plans are for a timber fence to be installed on a part of the home’s boundary which is currently open.

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It comes just months after protestors climbed onto the rooftop draping the property in black fabric in opposition to the government’s oil and gas policy.

Five people were arrested, they all remain on police bail.

The Northern Echo: Rishi Sunak's Kirby Sigston mansion in North Yorkshire.Rishi Sunak's Kirby Sigston mansion in North Yorkshire. (Image: NNP)

Planning documents say: “The proposals effect a presently unenclosed part of the property boundary, save for vegetation and lake/pond beyond, with the intention to provide a simple visual and modest physical barrier to discourage incursion onto the residential property.”

The Mail On Sunday said Downing Street had confirmed Rishi Sunak would fund the fence himself.

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They have already met some opposition with one local claiming it would create “an unnatural eyesore” on the area. But planning documents say the “proposals gives rise to no issues in terms of landscape impact”.

In August (Thursday 3) Greenpeace protestors mounted the roof of the Prime Minister’s home while he was in America on holiday.

The demonstrators said they had draped the Prime Minister’s manor house to “drive home the dangerous consequences” of his new policy on oil and gas. The PM said earlier that week he would “max out” the UK’s oil and gas reserves and grant more than 100 new licences for extraction in the North Sea.