Dropped kerb

Use this form to apply for the kerb to be lowered.

You must get planning permission if the proposed dropped kerb is on an A road, B road, or classified road. We will review your application, and tell you if you need planning permission.

Types of road:

  • A road: major road providing large-scale transport links within or between areas
  • B road: connects different areas and feeds traffic between A roads and smaller roads on the network
  • Classified: sometimes known unofficially as C roads, these smaller roads connect unclassified roads with A and B roads, eg linking a housing estate or village to the rest of the network 
  • Unclassified: local road intended for local traffic

Your driveway must be long enough to park a car without it sticking out onto the pavement. We cannot assess or quote for your dropped kerb if your driveway - or the extension to it - is not already in place. The minimum length for a driveway is:

  • 6 metres if there is a garage at the end of the driveway
  • 5.5 metres if there is no garage at the end of the driveway

If gates are to be installed they must either open inwards or be set back to open within the limit of your property. This may mean you need a longer driveway. 

The maximum size of a standard dropped kerb is 3m x 2m, and this costs £900 (larger dropped kerbs will cost more.) You may also be charged extra if we need to remove any obstructions.

Once you have submitted your application we will assess it and let you know if the work can go ahead / how much it will cost. If you need planning permission, we will tell you how to apply, and how to provide us with a copy if it’s approved. Once we have this, we’ll let you know how much the job will cost.

You will need to make the payment before we start work.

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