resin bonded stone driveway dropped kerb
This week we have been approached by a potential customer in Sutton in Ashfield enlightening himself with information with regard to a resin bonded stone driveway dropped kerb potential.
Planning permission is a requirement for this resin bonded stone driveway dropped kerb potential as kerbs offer a number of purposes –
- retaining the carriageway edge to prevent ‘spreading’ and loss of structural integrity
- acting as a barrier or demarcation between road traffic and pedestrians or verges
- providing physical ‘check’ to prevent vehicles leaving the carriageway
- forming a channel along which surface water can be drained
A dropped kerb would allow access to areas that would normally be hindered or affected by a standard kerb and in order to ensure compliance permissions are required. Notts County Council has information which includes the following
“Planning permission – If you want a dropped kerb outside your property you will need our planning approval. You may also need to get planning permission from your local district council.
Who can install a dropped kerb? – You may employ a contractor of your choice to carry out these works, subject to them meeting certain requirements.
Your contractor will need to apply to us for a permit to alter the highway outside your property and we will inspect the work to ensure that it meets our specification.”
The caller was actually trying to create access to the front of his property and wanted to create a parking area for a couple of reasons. Parking by other residents hindering access to his property and to gain vehicular access to the property. Planning permission was being sought to have a dropped kerb installed and he was also having to consider the options for the hardstanding area. He was actually advised that he needed planning for the hard landscaping area which is not true. As we have said many times before anything hard landscaped over 5sqm on a front garden needs to manage run off water and Suds requirements apply
SUDS is Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems the key point being sustainable drainage methods for dealing with drainage in a sustainable manner, using technologies that minimise the environmental impact of our lifestyles, buildings, structures and surfaces. This does not mean permeable paving must be installed.
In discussing the matter of a resin bonded stone driveway dropped kerb and the potential options for his driveway, we ran through the various pros and cons. We always try to be fair and honest. The gentleman was considering resin bound options and had already spoken with a ground worker who had provided him with potential costs.
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