Do I need planning permission?
Not necessarily. You will not need planning permission if your new driveway uses permeable or porous surfacing which allows water to drain through. This includes 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 covered is more than five square metres planning permission will be needed for laying traditional, impermeable driveways that do not control rainwater running off. If you want to know more, have a look at the UK government’s website planningportal.gov.uk.