Porous Parking Places

Make it normal  in B&NES that all new driveways and off-road parking areas (whether residential or businesses) should be porous to rainwater.   Porous options should be the first thing to consider too for replacement driveways. Educate those who make driveways re the advantages of porous options and provide training.   Eucate the public.  Subsidise the costs.  Encourage use of recycled product options and green (living) choices.

Why the contribution is important

Flood risk is already higher, and will increase further as climate change develops.  The concreting of  driveways is a contributing factor which we can change relatively easily, if only people are aware and the options easily obtained and affordable.  Such an innovation  is relatively simple, and  B&NES would proudly serve as an example to other places.

by Robin on January 03, 2021 at 05:20PM

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  • Posted by Louise January 04, 2021 at 15:39

    Porous paving is an excellent idea. It is imperative though that it is maintained, the surfaces need regular hoovering monthly to remove dust and detritus and every 25 years the paving needs lifting and the ground re-prepared, surface reformed/relayed, without such regular programmed maintenance the surface will become impermeable and runoff will be the same as a concrete surface.
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