From 1st October 2008, the rights allowing
householders to pave their front gardens without
planning permission have changed.
It is no longer permissible to lay traditional
impermeable driveways without planning permission
as the uncontrolled run-off of rainwater from such
areas can contribute to flooding and the pollution of
However, if the driveway is to be constructed using
permeable or porous surfaces, these rules do not apply.
The A. Proctor Group have a range of Porous
Pavement Systems. ProctorPave can address this issue
and is available in either a Grass or Gravel fi nished
ProctorPave Gravel is a porous paving system which
allows you to park, drive and walk on a decorative
gravel surface. Its’ high load bearing structure allows
unlimited traffic volume and parking duration. When
used with a porous sub-base, the system is capable
of providing a 35% void space for storage volume of
rainfall during rain events.
ProctorPave Gravel has a flexible grid system which
enables it to be quickly and easily installed over
uneven terrain and is only 25mm thick, so requires less
gravel than other systems.
ProctorPave Grass combines high loadbearing strength
with the capability of protecting vegetation roots from
deadly compaction. It facilitates 100% grass coverage,
providing a functional, yet aesthetically pleasing finish.
ProctorPave Grass also protects the environment
by allowing slow stormwater movement through its
ProctorPave Gravel and Grass are also suitable for
use for Overfl ow Carparking, Event Parking, Service
and Loading Bays and Infi ltration Basins.
ProctorPave is part of a wide range of
Geoengineering systems available from the A.
Proctor Group which protect against damp, CO2,
methane and Hydrocarbons. Further information
can be downloaded from www.proctorgroup.com