Dropped Kerb Accesses (Vehicular Crossovers)
Planning permission is sometimes required to lower (or
'drop') a kerb to create a vehicular access 'crossover' across
a verge or footway (pavement).
Under Part 2, Class B of the General Permitted
Development Order planning permission is only required if the
road is a classified
road or a trunk road.
It is advised that you confirm whether whether you require
planning permission for a lowered kerb with the Planning Department
All new or altered dropped kerbs verge/footway crossovers must
be approved by the Highway Authority and the work undertaken by
them or their approved contractor, even if planning permission has
been granted. This is covered by section 184 of the Highways
If you propose a new or altered vehicular access as part of
a planning application and you get planning permission you
must check the list of conditions and informative
notes at the end of the Decision Notice. This will tell you
if you need to submit more (or revised details) for the 'access
junction with the highway' (verge/footway crossover). It
will also explain who to contact and when in order
to get plans approved and the crossover built.
Dropped kerb accesses
Obstruction of dropped kerbs