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Do you need a Dropped Kerb in Pleasleyhill? 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 buy a resident’s permit.

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

A kerb drop is a legal requirement if you want to drive across the pavement onto your property.

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

Kerb dropping allows vehicles to cross the pavement from the road to a driveway and it is a legal requirement 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 pertaining to the access states: If you plan 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 this, you are breaking the law and enforcement action could be taken to prevent such practice.

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

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Kerb drops, also referred to 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 bolstering the pavement to create a ramp, and must only be performed by an authorised company with Street Works Accreditation, and who have the required 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 standard 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 applying for the appropriate planning permission. We are able to work in partnership with your local county council  whilst abiding by all essential regulations.

You can either apply to your local council for approval for kerb dropping outside your property 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 information of qualified operators who have gained the proper qualifications in relation to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, which is essential for any contractor excavating a highway.

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

We pride ourselves on our exceptional workmanship and customer care and we ensure that each and every job is performed to the finest 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 offer an accurate and competitive quote.

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Pleasleyhill Kerb Dropping Contractors

The massive 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 homes.

Research 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 property. This, combined with escalating parking restrictions in many residential locations, has brought about planning applications  increase massively over recent years.

But while putting in car standing space to the front of your home may well add market value to your property, there are numerous things to take into consideration, not least environmental issues, and flooding is a big worry.

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

Planning permission is usually called for if you wish to drop the kerb outside your property to enable a car to cross the pavement. This is due to the fact that the pavement might need to be reinforced to take the weight of vehicles and help prevent them from damaging the surface or any pipes or cables beneath. It is in addition to ensure the new access will not be a safety hazard to other highway users.

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You can find out if you need planning permission by contacting your local council (you can find the relevant council at the government website). How much it costs to apply will depend upon your location.

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

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

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But first it’s worth verifying if consent is likely to be granted. Below is a checklist of considerations. If any among these criteria is not really met, planning permission is probably to be declined:

  • Your front garden needs to be big enough for you to park your vehicle fully on your property.
  • The kerb needs to be at least 4.8 m from the front of your house; or 6m if the parking spot 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 must 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.
  • Suitable drainage needs to be provided to remove the excess surface water.
    The extraction of tree roots should be avoided.
  • The incline from your home to the road must not be too steep.
  • Finally, you as the property owner must agree to the kerb being dropped; for example, a renter can not apply on their landlord’s behalf.

Q and A’s

Prices will vary depending upon your location, pavement width, number of kerbs to drop, and whether you want to extend an old dropped kerb. Some councils or contractors will provide an extended, dropped kerb at no charge. Others may charge up to £1800. The entire process usually takes 1 to 2 working 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.

A driveway with an average length will require you to lower five of the kerb sections. Assuming the Council owns the footpath and road, you will need to get permission from your local Council. The Council might decide not to grant permission, either as a roads authority or planning authority, or both.

Dropped kerbs are the areas where vehicles cross the road to reach the property’s front. Often it is a driveway with a dropped kerb.

A vehicle parked partially or fully across a dropped curb is considered obstruction. The police or the local council can enforce this violation. You can get a PCN for parking on your own dropped kerb, however absurd it may sound

Parking across a dropped curb is a parking offense that can lead to a Penalty Fee Notice. This means that you can’t park in front of a dropped-kerb without permission.

Although adding a spot for your car will increase the property’s value, it will depend on where you live. It iss also worth bearing in mind that you will have to go through an application process to a get a dropped kerb outside your property, too.

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. The pavement might need to be reinforced to withstand the vehicles’ weight and to prevent damage to the pipes or cables beneath.

A dropped kerb is necessary if you want to drive a vehicle from your driveway onto the footway. You cannot drive on the footway if you don’t have a dropped curb. If you do, you will be in violation of the law. Enforcement action may be taken to stop you from doing so.

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