Extensive new tree planting with provision for long-term maintenance is now a requirement for developments, with new government policies taking effect. Concrete block permeable paving offers an important opportunity to help satisfy these requirements with minimal maintenance requirements over the long-term. The 2021 ‘National Planning Policy Framework’ (NPPF) states: ‘Planning policies and decisions should ensure…

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A new case study highlights the impact of concrete block permeable paving as an irrigation source, sustaining street trees and green infrastructure. The award-winning Bridget Joyce Square in Australia Road, White City, London, is a sustainable drainage (SuDS) park with community at its heart and an exemplar for future urban landscapes. The scheme won ‘Winner…

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Interpave encourages all those involved with modular pavement design, construction and maintenance to join a BSI hosted webinar on 20th October, from 10.00 to 12.30, for updates on important changes to the BS 7533 series of standards, as well as paving design and materials. For ease of use, the stone, concrete and other specialist paving…

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Interpave’s latest case study re-visits the Martlesham Park & Ride project in Suffolk. Following 17-years of continuous use, it assesses the long-term performance of concrete block permeable paving (CBPP) and also its important benefits for urban trees. Completed in 2003, the project utilised 14,000 m2 of CBPP for circulation, parking and pedestrian areas. It was one of…

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A video interview with the original designer of Martlesham Park and Ride, Suffolk – one of the projects involved in the recent trials discussed in our Latest Post – reveals major benefits of concrete block permeable paving (CBPP) for trees and other green infrastructure. Constructed in 2003, this large out-of-town car park receives regular daily…

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https://www.paving.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Optimising_permeable_paving_with_flow_control_CPD_720p.mp4 A new CPD webinar – presented by Bob Bray of Robert Bray Associates, with over 20-years’ experience in SuDS and landscape design – explores how straightforward flow controls can optimise permeable paving and SuDS. It covers techniques including water storage in paving compartments deployed around a site, to integrate SuDS within development and avoid…

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https://www.paving.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Reinstatement_Video.mp4 During the pandemic, outdoor space has taken on a new importance. But, apart from temporary measures directly related to Covid 19 itself, the pandemic has also triggered a fundamental rethink about other aspects of how we live and work, with major implications for our public realm and the paved environment. The future is uncertain…

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Lamb Drove Case Study Post

Interpave’s new case study revisits an important monitoring project – after some 13-years of use – which demonstrates that SuDS work over the long-term and should cost less than conventional piped drainage, both initially and in terms of maintenance. It also highlights the robust performance of concrete block permeable paving, with minimal maintenance requirement and lower whole-life costs.

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Flood Expo 2019

During the forthcoming Flood Expo event, the trade association Interpave will be presenting an essential update on concrete block permeable paving for SuDS. The Flood Expo is the world’s largest exhibition designed to help the most progressive flood professionals and property owners discover the latest innovative products, services and strategies that transform the way flooding…

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Interpave will be supporting and exhibiting at the SuDSsource 2019 National Sustainable Drainage Conference in Sheffield on 15th May, focusing on concrete block permeable paving as a key SuDS technique. Interpave has also just published a comprehensive example document illustrating the engineering design process set out in its latest edition of ‘Design & Construction of…

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