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Apply for a dropped kerb

If you want to cross the pavement to access your property, you must get a dropped kerb. You are not permitted to drive over a pavement which has not been constructed for that purpose.

We provide a quotation and construction service if you need to drop the kerb outside your property to access your land or driveway.


The initial application and site inspection fee is £130.

If your application is refused and you decide to use your own contractor or you do not to go ahead with the works, we cannot refund the application fee.

After our site inspection, we will send you a quotation. Each application is priced individually based on the size of the dropped kerb and width of the footway that needs to be resurfaced. Therefore, we can only provide a guide price of £2,000 for a standard sized crossover of 3 dropped kerbs and 2 tapers.

The quotation you receive will be specific to your property and will include any additional costs for adjusting inspection covers, stop cock covers or replacing grass with tarmac.

Before you apply

Before applying, you should read about the restrictions of having a dropped kerb installed. You may also need planning permission if:

  • your driveway is on a main road
  • you are creating a new driveway by resurfacing a garden
  • your property is a listed building.

How to apply

To apply, please use our dropped kerb application form so we can inspect the driveway.

What happens next

We will visit your property to establish if you're eligible for this service and provide a quote.

If you decide to arrange for your own contractor to carry out the work, they need to be a Street works accredited contractor. They will need to apply for a S171 licence to work on the highway.

Due to high demand, the current lead time for installation of a dropped kerb can be up to 12 weeks after you have accepted our quote and made the payment.

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