Important planning rules generally apply to new or replacement paving around existing homes (in England and Scotland) and various non-domestic buildings (currently in England only), which differ from new projects and should be considered early. They aim to help reduce rainwater runoff from impermeable surfaces, which adds to flooding and pollution.
Interpave’s Permitted Paving guide 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.
A separate Interpave website is available for homeowners, showcasing the huge variety of concrete paving products available, illustrated in a domestic context. It includes the Paving for Rain - Responsible Rainwater Management around the Home guidance for homeowners, designers and contractors. Transfer to DOMESTIC now>>