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Do you need a Dropped Kerb in Harlow Wood? For lots of people, parking outside their own house can be both a cause of stress and come at a financial cost if you need to pay for a resident’s permit.

In certain urban regions, it can still be difficult to find a spot to leave your car close to home.

A kerb drop is a legal necessity if you wish to drive over the pavement onto your property.

Any access onto a public highway from a domestic or commercial driveway area should have a vehicle crossover.

Kerb dropping enables vehicles to cross the pavement from the road to a driveway and it is a legal necessity if you want to drive across the pavement onto your property.

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Installing a vehicle access crossover can make a significant improvement to easy access your property as well as helping to ensure people do not park across your driveway.

The law pertaining to the access states: If you intend to drive a vehicle over the footway into your driveway off a highway, then you will need to make these changes to your access.

If you do not, you must never drive over the footway. If you do this, you are breaking the law and enforcement action could be taken to prevent such practice.

The pavement may require to be reinforced in front of the property, and sometimes, it may be essential for lampposts, manhole covers and various other street furniture to be moved.

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Kerb drops, also called vehicle access crossovers, are an adaptation to the footpath. It involves lowering the kerb and laying new foundations to the paving to enable a car to be driven onto the front area of a property.

The work includes lowering the kerbstones and bolstering the pavement to create a ramp, and must solely be performed by an authorised provider with Street Works Accreditation, and who have the necessary Public Liability insurance to fulfill the local authorities regulations.

Vehicle access cross overs comprise normally of 3 or 4 dropped kerbs with a tapered or transition kerb on either side. The standard maximum total width at road level for a VAC is 3.6 metres (i.e. normally 4 kerbs).

Our team have many years experience in installing drop kerbs and making an application for the appropriate planning permission. We can work in conjunction with your local county council  while complying with all essential regulations.

You can either apply to your local council for permission for kerb dropping outside your property or we can apply to your local authority in your place.

We are members of the Streetworks Qualifications Register (SWQR). The SWQR holds details of qualified providers who have gained the appropriate qualifications in regard to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, which is essential for any provider excavating a highway.

We concentrate on delivering a product that gets it correct the first time. By buying high quality components, equipment and processes, we ensure that we deliver lasting and affordable solutions that will last.

We pride ourselves on our exceptional workmanship and customer care and we ensure that every job is performed to the finest quality standards.

Our team can check out your site to perform a free no-obligation survey. This allows our surfacing contractors to completely understand your needs and provide an accurate and competitive quote.

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Harlow Wood Kerb Dropping Contractors

The huge growth in demand for off-street parking has seen a growing number of people drop kerbs to establish car standing at the front of their properties.

Study by home insurer Direct Line shows that off-street parking is regarded by estate agents as a beneficial feature which adds market value to a property. This, coupled with escalating parking limitations in many residential areas, has resulted in planning applications  increase massively over recent years.

However while adding car standing space to the front of your home might add market value to your property, there are many things to take into consideration, not least environmental consequences, and flooding is a major concern.

When you replace a front garden with hard standing, rainwater can no longer absorb into the ground. As more and more households take this action, the cumulative effect severely increases the risk of flooding, so it’s essential to incorporate drainage in your plans.

Planning permission is normally called for if you wish to drop the kerb outside your property to enable a car to cross the pavement. This is because the pavement may need to be reinforced to take the weight of motor vehicles and prevent them from damaging the surface or any pipes or cables below. It is also to ensure the new access will never be a safety risk to other highway users.

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You can learn if you require planning permission by contacting your local council (you can identify the relevant council at the government website). How much it costs to apply will be dependent on your location.

If permission is granted, you then you need to find a local contractor to perform the work for you.

It’s certainly not a DIY job as the council will have criteria that contractors must meet. Several will only allow you to use their approved contractors, while others make it possible for you to use your own, provided that they are certified to the requirements of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, and hold public liability insurance. In this case, there may be an added fee for highway assessments by the council.

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However first it’s worth verifying if permission is likely to be granted. Below is a checklist of considerations. If any among these criteria is not met, planning permission is likely to be turned down:

  • Your front garden needs to be big enough for you to park your vehicle entirely on your property.
  • The kerb needs to be at least 4.8 m from the front of your house; or 6m if the parking area is in front of an entrance or garage.
  • The parking area should be at least 2.4 m wide.
  • The proposed access to your property should be more than 10m away from a road junction; 15m away from busy junctions or on major roads.
  • It has to be at least 1.5 m away from street lights and various other street furniture.
  • It must meet visibility guidelines; this depends upon the type of road.
  • Suitable drainage needs to be provided to take the excess surface water.
    The removal of tree roots should be avoided.
  • The incline from your home to the road must not be too steep.
  • Finally, you as the home owner must consent to the kerb being dropped; for example, a tenant can not apply on their landlord’s behalf.

Q and A’s

Prices vary depending on where you live, how many kerbs are to be dropped and whether or not you wish to extend an already-dropped kerb. Some councils and contractors offer an extended dropped-kerb free of charge, while others charge up to £1800. The actual job usually takes between 1 and 2 days.

Highways Act 1980 Section 184, makes it an offense for a vehicle to be driven across a footway. These include the permission for a vehicle to cross the public footway and the physical lowering the kerb.

Five kerb sections will be required to make a driveway average. Assuming that your road and footpath are owned by the Council, you will need to apply for permission from them. The Council may refuse to grant permission as either a roads authority or a planning authority, or both.

Dropped kerb refers to the area where the vehicle crosses the road from the property’s front. It is often a driveway with dropped kerbs.

A vehicle parked partially or fully across a dropped curb is considered obstruction. The police or the local council can enforce this violation. … As ridiculous as it may seem, you can be issued a PCN for parking across your own dropped kerb

Parking across a dropped street is a parking violation that can result in a Penalty Cost Notice. If you park across a dropped curb, you will be charged with an offense unless you have permission.

Although adding a spot for your car will increase the property’s value, it will depend on where you live. Also, you must apply for a drop kerb to your property.

The distance between the entrance of a junction or sharp corner, and the proposed vehicular entry must not exceed 10 meters. You must ensure that no part of your vehicle is parked on the road or pavement.

You will need to obtain permission to drop the kerb from your property so that a car can cross the pavement. This is because the pavement may need to be strengthened to take the weight of vehicles and prevent them from damaging the surface or any pipes or cables underneath

Dropped kerb is required if you plan to drive your vehicle across the footway from your driveway onto a highway. If you do not have dropped kerb, you must not drive over the footway. You are violating the law and could face enforcement action.

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