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