Can screening be erected to disguise an oil storage tank from view?

Yes, screening of domestic oil storage tanks is permitted. However, consideration should be given to providing service access for inspection of the tank and filter maintenance, etc. British Standard 5410: Part 1: 1997 requires that a minimum of 600 mm separation be provided between a tank and screening. If the screening forms part of the property boundary a 760 mm separation should be provided unless a fire barrier is erected.