Our experienced installers, working to the latest regulations will ensure that any project not only complies with all current legislation but also is designed to work effectively for many years to come.
On 1 October 2008 new rules applied for householders wanting to hard surface over their front gardens. If the surface to be covered is more than five square metres, you are required to get planning permission for laying traditional, impermeable driveways that do not control rainwater running off onto roads. This will apply to new driveways, drive extensions or drive replacements.
You do NOT need planning permission if the surface to be covered is less than five square metres or if the new surface is permeable or porous or if a traditional surface is laid and the rainwater is directed to a lawn or border to drain naturally or if it is directed to a soakaway via a drainage channel. An estimated 70% of existing driveways already drain in a sustainable way.
Existing drives and products
No retrospective planning consent is needed for existing driveways and hard surfaces if no extension or amendment is required.