Do I need permission to do a driveway?

Do I need permission to do a driveway?

When Will You Need Planning Permission for Your Driveway? In simple terms, you won’t need planning permission if you intend your new driveway (regardless of its size) to use permeable or porous surfacing that allows liquid (such as rainwater) to drain through.

What is a driveway approach?

(b) “Driveway approach” means an area, construction or improvement between the roadway of a public street to a definite area of the private property, such as a parking area, a driveway or a door at least seven feet wide, intended and used for the ingress and egress of vehicles.

Is a driveway considered a structure?

Your driveway is considered part of your dwelling and attached structures, like a swimming pool or attached deck would be. The same coverage you have on your home applies to the driveway. Driveways to outbuildings or other structures are covered under your unattached, adjacent structures coverage.

Can I convert my front garden into a driveway?

In a nutshell, you do not require planning permission to turn your front garden area into a driveway or replace an existing driveway, so long as you will use permeable (porous) surfacing to allow water to drain through.

What happens if I drop a kerb without permission?

If you don’t get permission to build a dropped kerb when you need one you may face a fine of up to £1,000.

What can I do if my Neighbour keeps blocking my drive?

If the vehicle is blocking access to your driveway you should first make enquiries with the neighbours to see if they know who the car belongs to, so they can move it. If your local council hasn’t taken on CPE, you will need to contact your local police force.

What is the driveway entrance called?

The apron, also known as the approach, is the part of the driveway closest to the road and usually made from the same material as the rest of the driveway.

Does homeowners insurance cover sinking driveway?

As most homeowner’s insurance policies will cover structures on your property, your driveway is most likely covered. Naturally, you can’t ask your insurance company to pay for problems that you have caused. However, large cracks caused by heat or damaging pests and rain may be covered by your policy.

How do you fix a sinking driveway?

Follow these steps:

  1. Snap a chalk line parallel to the garage door.
  2. Cut through the asphalt (it’s usually 2 to 3 in.
  3. Remove the asphalt and dig a 12-in.
  4. Spread a 2-in.
  5. Install paver edging along grass edges and spread a 1-in.
  6. Set your pavers, compact them with the plate compactor and fill the joints with sand.

How much should I pay for a resin drive?

It is difficult to quote a cost per square metre for resin driveways as each project has completely unique considerations and specifications. Generally speaking, though, a resin driveway costs from around £40 per square metre upwards depending on the size of the area, existing floor and type of aggregate.

Do I own the path outside my house?

Boundaries are important as they determine the ownership of land. There are no separate laws that determine who is responsible for anything on the land such as passageways, trees, hedges or fences; whoever owns the land will be responsible.

Can I build a fence on my boundary line?

If it’s within their property boundary, your neighbour has every right to do whatever they want, including installing a fence. Generally, if you desire to install a fence in your rear garden it mustn’t be higher than 2 metres.

How do I stop someone blocking my drive?