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Planning permission information for gardens and driveways
All of our landscaping work complies fully with all planning regulations and we can even help with your planning permission application if you need to seek it.
With regards to planning permission for building a garden or driveway on your home domestic property, your local planning authority (LPA), usually the district or borough council, is responsible for deciding whether to grant permission for the proposed development to go ahead.
With all building work, the owner of the property (or land) in question is ultimately responsible for complying with the relevant planning rules and building regulations (regardless of the need to apply for planning permission and/or building regulations approval or not).
Here’s what the Government Planning Portal say about paving:
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.
For more information on planning permission & building regulations, and to find out if you need to apply, follow this link to the official Government Planning Portal where you can use the online tools and information to find out about the rules in your area.
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