Apply for a vehicular access licence
If you want to drop the kerb outside your house, you'll need:
- a vehicular access licence
- an external contractor
Vehicle access licences are not a substitute for planning permission.
Check if planning permission is needed
You may need planning permission before you can carry out any work.
A licence cannot be granted without planning approval or permitted development.
Any access serving 3 or more houses will be covered by a Section 184 licence.
Apply for a licence
A vehicular access licence costs £295.
Before you complete the online form, you need to have a:
- location plan, to a scale of 1/200
- drawing of the access, no wider than 4.6m
- plan of any proposed alterations to the front boundary wall/fence/hedge
- copy of the planning permission or letter confirms that planning permission is not required
Applications will take approximately 4 weeks to complete (providing all documents are submitted) and licences are valid for 2 weeks.
You must use a contractor who has:
- Public Liability insurance cover of £5 million
- 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.