How wide should a driveway be to turn around?
Residential Driveway Width.
|Single Car Driveway||9-12 feet wide|
|Double Car Driveway||20-24 feet wide|
|Parking Stall||10 feet by 20 feet|
|Single Car Turn-around||10 feet by 20 feet|
Also question is, how big should a driveway turnaround be?
For a single-width driveway, the turnaround area should measure 20 feet long and 10 feet wide. It should be 20 feet by 20 feet for a double-width driveway. The turnaround area can also provide extra parking when needed.
Furthermore, can I make my driveway wider? Many driveways were built with just one or two smaller vehicles in mind, but changes within the family can make that driveway significantly cramped. Homeowners often widen a driveway when they replace a single-car garage with a larger one, or decide to extend the remainder of a long driveway that's only halfway paved.
Considering this, how wide a driveway is needed for a side entry?
A two car driveway should be a minimum of 18' wide. Ideally 20' - 24' is often used to allow for easier parking side-by-side, and reduces the risk of doors swinging into other vehicles. If you have a side entry garage, you need to design your driveway to allow enough room to maneuver in and out of your garage.
Do I need planning to widen my drive?
You will not need planning permission if a new or replacement driveway of any size 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.