Apply for a dropped kerb

A dropped kerb allows you to access your driveway from across the pavement. You must get consent from us to install one.

It is an offence to drive across a footpath to access your drive without one. 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 1m of the proposed crossing
  • ensure that no utility apparatus or street furniture exists within 1m 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 [email protected].

The cost to apply for permission for a new dropped kerb is £300.

The cost to apply for a small extension to an existing access (maximum of two metres) is £150.

Apply for a dropped kerb

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 maintain a list of approved contractors who could undertake this work.

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