Driveway legislation: all you need to know
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Driveway legislation: all you need to know

Gravel Driveway Grid View X-Grid Range driveway legislation: do you need planning permission to install a driveway? The legislation around laying a new driveway intensified following heavy flooding across the country in 2007. The floods were exacerbated by non-porous driveways increasing the volume of rainwater flowing into storm drain and overwhelming the system. As urbanisation […]

Why households need to use SUDS compliant solutions
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Why households need to use SUDs compliant solutions

Gravel Driveway Grid View X-Grid Range SUDS are environmentally friendly drainage systems Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) are a collection of simple philosophies and techniques that can help to reduce flooding. It is a water management method that is designed to successfully handle natural water processes in the urban environment. This blog post explains what they […]

Surface water charges could be set to increase
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How to reduce surface water drainage charges

Gravel Driveway Grid View X-Grid Range Global warming could increase surface water drainage This risk of surface flooding occurs when rain is so substantial that the ground cannot cope and drain water quickly enough. According to scientists, this will become a more frequently occurring as the climate emergency worsens. This means as time goes on, […]

What causes excessive flooding?
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Surface flooding: The causes, the risks and the cures

What causes surface flooding? Surface flooding happens when rain is so substantial that the ground cannot cope and drain water away quickly enough. In the instance of flooding, roads can become like rivers, buildings can become flooded and cars can be carried away. Severe flooding is caused by atmospheric conditions that lead to heavy rain […]