Many homeowners wonder whether or not they will need planning permission when they are considering re-paving their front driveway or garden. If you are going to be using permeable material to resurface the area which allows water to drain through, such as gravel, permeable concrete block paving or porous asphalt, then you will not need planning permission. This is regardless of the size of the area, and whether or not it is a completely new or replacement driveway. Similarly, if water drains naturally because it is directed to a lawn or border, you will not need planning permission. However, if you’re using a non-permeable material and the surface you’re covering is more than five square metres, you will need to apply for planning permission. This is because these materials do not provide water drainage to a suitable area. Applying for planning permission in this instance requires drawing plans to scale and a fee of around £150. Once you have submitted your planning permission application, you should receive a response within 8 weeks.
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