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Apply for private access markings

You can apply for road markings to overcome difficulties accessing your property.

Access Protection Markings are a white road marking in the form of an elongated ‘H’ placed across a dropped kerb, and these access protection road markings are only advisory, and cannot be enforced however they will be considered in appropriate circumstances.

These markings are provided depending on the contractor’s workload, and although parking on them is not an offence in itself, experience has shown they are respected by the majority of drivers and can provide substantial access benefits. The markings will be kept to an absolute minimum (covering only the extent of the dropped kerbs) to prevent creating additional parking problems for neighbours.

Waiting restrictions, with supporting signs, lines and a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) enabling enforcement to take place, will be considered when a review of waiting restrictions for an area, is undertaken. The introduction of a TRO is a time consuming and staff intensive process and currently, this type of work is being prioritised in terms of potential casualty accident reduction benefit.


Please note that your application will not be processed should you fail to submit the required supporting documents.  Failure to submit supporting information will cause delays and may affect your start date.

Your request will be investigated as to its feasibility. You will then be notified of our decision and if approved, sent confirmation of the proposals.

Once approval has been given, the work will be arranged with an approved lining contractor.

Apply for private access markings

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