Concrete driveways – do they contribute to flooding?
Current legislation changes have led to a lot of home owners believing they must apply for planning permission for concrete driveways.
Not the case. The Planning Portal gives quite a lot of information on their site relative to garden and paving over them
and driveways and patios.
It says “You will not need planning permission if a new or replacement driveway of any size uses permeable (or porous) surfacing which allows water to drain through, such as gravel, permeable concrete block paving or porous asphalt, or if the rainwater is directed to a lawn or border to drain naturally”
If the surface to be covered is more than five square metres planning permission will be needed for laying traditional, impermeable driveways that do not provide for the water to run to a permeable area.
Drainage and flooding are an issue we are all aware of that, but this extract proves that if natural drainage can be incorporated in the design then planing permission is not required for concrete driveways. This also applies to tarmac, block paving and imprinted concrete in addition to Resin Bonded Aggregate.
In this ever changing environment that may well alter but as it stands in most projects for concrete driveways as long as thought and consideration is given to each particular development, then there should be no flooding and drainage issues.
Obviously existing and current drainage issues should be addressed and when developing any area.
Gardens, driveways, patios and paths can call contribute to any water issues but at the same time they can also address and resolve issues.
Being within easy access of 4 counties – Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Yorkshire we at Mansfield Drive-Cote Ltd can address any concerns you may have with regard to you driveway path or patio.