So we decided to not do a gate because neither the sliding nor the swing would be practical. The swing gate wouldn't allow us to park any cars in the driveway, and the sliding gate would make the little gate to the front door unusable.
But now the dilemma is, what do we do with the fence part in between the front path and the driveway? Do we have a couple of 350x350 pillars with a plinth in between, a solid wall.
Also do we remove the brick pillar in between the driveway and fence on the right hand side or leave it in there, even though we are not having a gate?
I would love to hear your thoughts. Below are the drawings of some of the options I've been able to come up with... To be honest, they all look weird to me.