Permeable Block Paving Yorkshire

Permeable Paving Yorkshire – Good to know…

There are many things to consider when having paving installed in Yorkshire. One thing sometimes overlooked is that there can be instances where you require planning permission! In October 2008 new rules were introduced for householders wishing to pave over front gardens.

Good news is that you will NOT need planning permission if a new driveway uses permeable (or porous) surfacing that 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.

A situation where you will need planning permission is when you are laying a paving surface which is more than five square metres – 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 control rainwater running off onto roads.

Moortown Paving & Driveways are fully trained in the laying of Permeable Block Paving Systems which conform to the latest Building Regulations, effective 1st Oct 2008.


Choosing a competent paving company in Yorkshire that works to best practices is always advisable as failure to comply with the planning laws can lead to penalties & costs which can be in excess of £2500. We are approved installers of the best leading brands which also carry extensive guarantees for your peace of mind.

Our Permeable Block Paving services in Yorkshire include:

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  • Resin Bonded Aggregates Yorkshire
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  • Garden Paving in Yorkshire
  • Driveways, patios and paths in Yorkshire
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Yorkshire based Block Paving & Driveway Contractors