Apply for a dropped kerb

A dropped kerb, also known as a crossover, is governed by the Highways Act 1980 and New Roads and Street Works Act 1991. 


Apply for a licence

A vehicular access licence costs £285

Apply for a vehicular access licence

You must use a contractor with Public Liability insurance cover of £5 million who has New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 accreditation. If your access is going to cross or affect the flow of a watercourse you will require the consent of the authority. 


What you need to apply

Before you complete the online form, you need to have:

  • location plan, to a scale of 1/200
  • drawing of access, being no wider than 4.6m
  • plan of proposed alterations to the front boundary wall/fence/hedge
  • copy of the planning permission or letter confirms that planning permission is not required

Planning permission is required from your District Council to construct on A, B and C roads. Any licence we issue is not a substitute for planning permission. Any access serving 3 or more houses will be covered by a Section 184 licence.

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