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

In certain urban regions, it can continue to be tricky to find a place to leave your car near to home.

A kerb drop is a legal necessity if you want to drive over the pavement onto your residential or commercial property.

Any entry onto a public highway from a residential or commercial driveway area should have a vehicle crossover.

Kerb dropping permits vehicles to cross the pavement from the road to a driveway and it is a legal necessity if you wish 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 in front of your driveway.

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

If you do not, you must not drive over the footway. If you do so, you are breaking the law and enforcement action might be taken to stop such practice.

The pavement may require to be strengthened in front of the building, and in many cases, it may be necessary for lampposts, manhole covers and various other street furniture to be moved.

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

The work involves lowering the kerbstones and strengthening 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 consist normally of 3 or 4 dropped kerbs with a tapered or transition kerb on either side. The conventional maximum total width at road level for a VAC is 3.6 metres (i.e. normally 4 kerbs).

We have many years experience in putting in drop kerbs and making an application for the relevant planning permission. We are able to work in conjunction with your local county council  whilst abiding by all necessary regulations.

You can either apply to your local council for permission for kerb dropping outside your building or we are able to 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 proper qualifications in relation to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, which is necessary for any provider excavating a highway.

We focus on delivering a service that gets it right the first time. By investing in high quality components, equipment and processes, we ensure that we deliver sustainable and affordable solutions that will last.

We pride ourselves on our outstanding workmanship and customer care and we ensure that each and every job is carried out to the highest quality standards.

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

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Moorhaigh Kerb Dropping Contractors

The huge growth in interest for off-street parking has seen more and more people drop kerbs to create 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 desirable feature which adds market value to a residential or commercial property. This, combined with increasing parking restrictions in lots of residential areas, has brought about planning applications  increase massively over recent years.

But while adding car standing space to the front of your home may well add market value to your property, there are many things to think about, not least environmental consequences, and flooding is a big concern.

When you replace a front garden with hard standing, rain can no longer soak into the ground. As increasingly more households take this step, the collective effect severely increases the risk of flooding, so it’s important to incorporate drainage in your plans.

Planning permission is normally needed if you wish to drop the kerb outside your building to allow a car to cross the pavement. This is due to the fact that the pavement might need to be strengthened to take the weight of vehicles and prevent them from damaging the surface or any water pipes or cables beneath. It is also to ensure the new access will not be a safety risk to other highway users.

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You can find out 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 depend upon your specific location.

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

It’s definitely not a DIY job as the council will have requirements that contractors must meet. Some will only permit 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 carry public liability insurance. For this case, there might be an added fee for highway inspections by the council.

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But first it’s worth establishing if consent is likely to be given. Below is a list of points to consider. If any among these criteria is not really met, planning permission is probably to be declined:

  • Your front garden must be large enough for you to park your vehicle entirely on your property.
  • The kerb must 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 primary roads.
  • It has to be at least 1.5 m away from street lamps and various other street furniture.
  • It must meet visibility guidelines; this is dependent on the type of road.
  • Appropriate drainage must be provided to remove 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.
  • Lastly, you as the property owner must consent to the kerb being dropped; as an example, a renter 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. While some councils and contractors offer extended dropped kerbs for free, others charge as much as £1800. The job typically takes about one to two days.

Highways Act 1980 Section 184, makes it an offense for a vehicle to be driven across a footway. They include both the physical lowering of the kerb (the dropped kerb) and a permission to allow a vehicle to cross the public footway.

Five kerb sections will be required to make a driveway average. If the Council is the owner of the road or footpath, you will need permission from the Council. The Council might decide not to grant permission, either as a roads authority or planning authority, or both.

A dropped kerb is the sloped area where the vehicle crosses from the road to the front of the property. Often it is a driveway with a dropped kerb.

Parking a vehicle fully or partially across a dropped kerb is classed as an obstruction and either the police or local council can enforce the contravention. Even though it sounds absurd, you may be issued a PCN to park on top of your own dropped curb.

Parking on a drop kerb is considered a parking violation and can result in a Penalty Notice. This means that you can’t park in front of a dropped-kerb without permission.

A spot for a car can add value to your property. However, the exact amount depends on where you live. A drop kerb outside of your property will require you to complete an application.

Between the junction’s entrance and the proposed location for vehicular access, there must be at most 10m. The pavement or road must not be overhang by any vehicle that is parked within your property.

Planning permission is usually required if you wish to drop the kerb outside your property to allow a car to cross the pavement. This is because vehicles may cause damage to the pavement or pipes or cables below, and the pavement may need strengthening to support the load.

Dropped kerbs are required for vehicles that will be driven over the footway to your driveway from a highway. A dropped kerb is required for any vehicle that crosses the footway. You are violating the law and could face enforcement action.

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