Planning permission may not always be required and is best discussed at the point of quotation. Please consider the below information but feel free to call with any questions.

"You will not need planning permission if a new or replacement driveway of any size uses permeable (or porous) surfacing which allows water to drain through, such as gravel, permeable concrete block paving or porous asphalt, or if the rainwater is directed to a lawn or border to drain naturally.

If the surface to be covered is more than five square metres planning permission will be needed for laying traditional, impermeable driveways that do not provide for the water to run to a permeable area."

In a nutshell, this states that so long as you have sufficient drainage, either by form of a flowerbed, lawn, border or drain, then planning permission is likely not to be necessary. 


"If you are making a new access into the garden across the footpath you will need to obtain permission from the local council to drop the kerbs and the pavement may need strengthening. This is to protect any services buried in the ground such as water pipes."

The above is taken from the governments "Planning Portal" and can be found by following this link (opens in new window)