I've got problem with rainwater building up at the side of my house and I'd like to build a soakaway/french drain to draw it away from the brickwork.
I can't link up a channel to the existing drain without ripping out a conservatory at the back of the house.
The only place I can put the soakaway under a side lawn a metre or so from the side wall. I've been told it has to be at least 5 metres away from the house but I just don't have the room.
Can I still do this? Do I need special permission? Any other solutions to consider?