Planning Permission for Driveways: What You Need to Know

Planning permission for driveways - modern self build with wide driveway
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Obtaining planning permission for driveways has become a much more common request in recent years. On-street parking is a necessary burden for many people, mostly those living in densely populated areas across towns and cities. But this means you can’t always guarantee a parking spot outside your home, so having your own driveway is a popular objective. 

As more and more people opt for electric cars, which require an at-home charging point, driveway ideas are now more sought-after than ever. For homeowners, this means acquiring the right planning permission for driveways, so they can be installed with minimal disruption.

Simon Rix

Simon Rix is a professional planning consultant, who began his career working in local government in the 1990s. He was a council officer and later an elected councillor, so he knows how the planning system works from both sides. He went on to set up Planix.UK Planning Consultants Ltd; a consultancy company that advises self builders, home extenders and those taking on small to medium-sized building projects on planning permission.