Dropped kerbs and vehicle access

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'Dropped kerbs' and 'crossovers' help vehicles to access properties where an entrance point is adjacent to a pavement.

Apply for a dropped kerb

If you wish to have a new dropped kerb at your property, or to make improvements to an existing access point, you need permission from us and must complete the relevant application:

Return your application to the Streetworks Engineer, along with a plan showing the preferred location of the proposed crossing.

Please note:

  • it takes 2 weeks to process an application
  • permission last for 12 months
  • you must use a contractor approved by us to carry out the works

Do not enclose payment with your application - when permission is granted we'll send you an invoice for £70 (this fee is non refundable).

We will provide details of approved contractors on successful application.

Tacit consent

Not all applications fall under tacit consent parameters, due to reasons of public interest.

If tacit consent applies, then you can act as if your application has been granted if we do not respond within a specified time after the confirmed receipt of your application.

Tacit consent does not apply to this application, therefore it is in the public interest that we process your application before it can be granted.

  • you cannot assume permission will be given
  • we will contact you within 14 days to acknowledge receipt of your application
  • if you have not heard from us within 14 days please contact us to check the status of your application

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