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Retrofitting Paving – Planning Rules

Information on using precast concrete products for retrofitting can generally be found in the appropriate section of the website for block paving, permeable block paving, flag paving and kerbs & channels. But important planning rules generally apply, which differ from new projects and should be considered early.

Permitted Paving

Current planning ‘Permitted Development’ rules aim to apply SuDS techniques to new or replacement paving around existing homes (in England, Wales and Scotland) and various non-domestic buildings (currently in England only). They take away permitted development rights from most new or replacement paving unless it is permeable paving or drains water onto a permeable area on the property.

Paving for rain

Interpave’s new Permitted Paving guide (now updated Edition 2 with the latest requirements) helps local authorities to understand the importance of the measures and how to interpret them so that they can be correctly applied on the ground. It also provides surveyors, conveyancing lawyers, designers, contractors, landscapers and other professionals with the information they need to advise their clients correctly, avoiding issues of planning enforcement and complications with property sales.

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Paving around the Home

A separate Interpave website is available for homeowners, showcasing the huge variety of concrete paving products available, illustrated in a domestic context. Transfer to DOMESTIC now>>