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Filling a drainage ditch with gravel

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by bluebaron, 10 Mar 2019.

  1. bluebaron

    bluebaron

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    I have a drainage ditch running along the back of my garden. It often fills with water to it's 4- 5foot depth but rarely/never overflows.

    I am resurfacing my large driveway which is currently pea gravel. I estimate I will have 20-30 tonnes to dispose of.

    I am thinking I can chuck it all in the ditch? A form of French drain if you like.

    Can anyone see and problems with doing this?

    Thnaks
     
  2. bernardgreen

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    The legal situation is HERE

    Which details your responsibilities and rules to follow for watercourses on or near your property, and permissions you need to do work around them.

    Note that a drainage ditch is regarded as a watercourse for legal matters
     
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    A ditch flows to an outlets somewhere ( unlike a french drain) you would be blocking the ditch causing it to flood .
     
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    If you fill the ditch with stones, the water with have nowhere to go



    Advertise the gravel on gumtree, or ask round a few neighbours
     
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