We'll assess this criteria during your site visit:
- Your driveway must be at least 15 metres away from a junction. We might reduce this to 10 metres if you live in a cul-de-sac.
- If the proposed dropped kerb is within a parking bay or lay by, we'll refuse your application.
- Your dropped kerb mustn't affect the operation of traffic lights and pedestrian crossings. It mustn't be within the confines of zig zag lines.
- Your drive must have good visibility. Pedestrians and vehicles need to be clearly seen when entering or exiting the property.
- Your drive must not be steeper than 1 in 10 (10%).
- The proposed dropped kerb must not be on a busy or high-speed road (above 50mph). If it is, you'll need to have space to turn around within your property, without having to reverse out onto the road.
See the dropped kerb terms and conditions for a full list of things that we assess.
If your property already has a dropped kerb, you need sufficient space for us to approve a second one. The minimum measurement is 13.6 metres wide by 4 metres deep. Check the dropped kerb terms and conditions for full details.