Block Pave your drive
You don’t need planning permission if a new driveway uses permeable (or porous) surfacing which allows water to drain through, such as gravel, permeable concrete block paving or porous asphalt, or if the rainwater is directed to a lawn or border to drain naturally.
If the surface to be covered is more than five square m, planning permission is needed for laying traditional, impermeable driveways that do not control rainwater running off onto roads.
Building Regulations don’t generally apply. You will need to make sure that any alterations do not make access to the dwelling any less satisfactory than it was before.
For example, changing levels to introduce steps where none existed before would be a contravention of the regulations.