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    3 metre wide driveway materials and permission

    Driveway Contractors

    I would like to create a 3 metre wide driveway in my front garden with concrete. Is this something I can do by myself? Will I need planning permission? I’d also like to know the quantity of materials I’d need and how much this is likely to cost?

    Asked by Elly on 17th Aug 2020
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    B M Surfacing / Property Maintenance

    "Hi,
    You only need permission if you do not complete the job using SUDS.
    SUDS = Sustainable Drainage System.
    All rain water must run off into your garden rain water drainage pipework or into the roadway drainage system.
    This means there must be a fall from the highest point in your garden to level out with the sidewalk or roadway surface. So that water can run off into an sustainable drainage system
    Then by following SUDS no planning permission is needed."

    Answered on 10th Sep 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    KSDriveways

    "Yes you will need planning permission and suitable drainage. Too many variables,for accurate costings."

    Answered on 17th Aug 2020 - Member since Mar 2017 - report
    Alexei Petrov

    "Hello Elly,
    If there is already an existing driveway you don't need a permision.
    To tell you exactly how much material is allowed I need to know the actual sizes. usually we put 150mm concrete."

    Answered on 17th Aug 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
    GRB Design and Construction Ltd

    "Hi
    You wouldn’t need planning permission but
    If it crosses you services to your home gas, electric water etc you would have to be able to access them if a leak was discovered. The cost would depend on the length of the drive?

    Thanks
    Gareth"

    Answered on 17th Aug 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    Bank On Us Landscaping

    "If drive way extension you're fine, anything more seek legal advice"

    Answered on 18th Aug 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report

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