Apply for a dropped kerb or vehicle access

A dropped kerb or vehicle access request allows you to access your driveway from across the pavement.

It is an offence to drive across a footpath to access your drive without our consent. It may cause damage to the footpath or the services underneath.

Before you apply, you must read the application for a dropped kerb guidance and:

  • check the location of the crossover required at your property against the safety criteria
  • ensure that no tree trunk exists within one metre of the proposed crossing
  • ensure that no utility apparatus or street furniture exists within one metre of the proposed crossover

If we refuse your application because it does not meet the criteria, you will not receive a refund. We will only consider refunds in exceptional circumstances.

For advice about your application, email vehiclecrossings@lincolnshire.gov.uk.

Fees

The following types of access cost £380 each:

  • new light-duty access dropped kerb
  • new field access
  • permission to reinstate existing access or raise kerbs
  • extensions that exceed two metres to light duty access dropped kerbs

The following types of access cost £760 each:

  • new heavy-duty access dropped kerb
  • extensions that exceed two metres to heavy-duty access dropped kerbs
  • both light and heavy-duty new dropped access kerb which includes a culvert or complex drainage.  (If specialised technical advice is required from us an hourly rate will be charged)

The following types of access cost £190 each:

  • extension to existing heavy-duty access dropped kerb (up to two metres)
  • extension to light-duty access dropped kerb (up to two metres)

These fees will be reviewed annually and may be subject to change.

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What happens next?

We will respond to your application within 21 days.

If approved, we will check that the work meets the agreed standards once it is complete. We have a list of contractors permitted to carry out Vehicle Crossing works in Lincolnshire who could do this work.

You are liable for the quality of the work for two years. After that, we will maintain it.