Drainage problems caused by impermeable materials used for access roads and car parks have become a major problem, with an increase in flooding and environmental contamination due to water run-off. As a consequence, the European Water Framework Directive requires that we manage our water resources in a more sustainable way, and provide an enhanced level of protection to water quality. Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) can make a key contribution in the reduction of urban flooding by offering an alternative and long term solution to manage surface water run-off.

With recent changes to the planning legislation relating to drainage, customers must apply for planning consent for any new project that has an impermeable surface, resulting in a frustrating, expensive and drawn out process. Car park planning applications should now follow either SuDS compliant procedures or contain the necessary expensive drainage solution to meet requirements.

The SuDS compliant Gridforce system can be used for constructing a car parking area that in most cases requires no planning permission. It can additionally be used alongside traditional hard standing methods such as tarmac and concrete to act as water run off area. Gridforce is a tough and rugged plastic paving grid system which is strong and durable. Correctly installed, it can easily be used for years to come. With a range of car parking finishes, contact us to discuss your unique project. 

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