Nowhere to put soakaway?

17 Apr 2015
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United Kingdom
I'm replacing about 20m2 of tarmac drive with block paving. Existing drainage is into a rainwater gulley by the house. I had planned to dig a soakaway, as per the rules, and have an Aco drain take the block paving run-off and pipe to the soakaway. However I've just realised that a soakaway needs to be 5m away from a road, as well as a house. The distance from my house to the road, is about 5 meters. There's nowhere I can put it, that'd be anywhere near 5m from both. Any clue as to what I do now? It may be possible to drain some of it onto a bed, with some careful contouring of the edgings and screeding. But a lot of it'll end up down at the house and going towards the existing gulley. Are planning likely to be strict on this and shaft me in future? Cheers.
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Ok just to wrap this one up, I can do 5m from house, 4m from road (kerb) and 3m from an acer tree. Reckon that’s a goer? Cheers

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