S&D provide a full driveway supply and installation service to customers in Motherwell.
From 1st October 2008, there was a significant change that applies to the addition of hard surfaces in front gardens. Whilst it is recognised in increasingly congested suburban and residential streets that off road parking is limited, if you want to add a driveway to the front of your property you can do still do this but, you need to consider the type of materials you use to construct this surface.
The law now states that all hard surfaces in front gardens bigger than 5m² must be eco-friendly in the sense that rainwater should be able to either soak through the material or, run off in a way that means it is soaked into the water table underground. If you don’t do this and water runoff will be heading for the main sewers and drains, you will need planning permission, a process that can take a while and not something you should really be concerned about when it comes creating driveways at Motherwell properties!
And so, instead of seeking planning permission for a non-porous driveway, the answer is simple – choose from the vast range of porous materials that allow rain water to filter through material into the ground beneath.
It is thought that the majority of driveways across Motherwell and beyond (70% or more) already drain in a sustainable way and there are many creative ideas for driveways to meet these new laws.
For example, Motherwell driveways can be made from:
There is no need to make any alterations to existing driveways in Motherwell but, if you are planning on upgrading, remodelling or installing a new one, you will need to ensure that rainwater runoff is not into the drains…
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