Apply to install a new dropped kerb or alter an existing access

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If you wish to cross a footway or verge to park a vehicle on your property then you are required to create a vehicle crossing (dropped kerb) to do so. 

What you need to do

Vehicle crossings may need planning permission and you will be required to complete a ‘Do I need planning permission form’.  

Your contractor: who should you choose?

You must nominate a company from our Accredited Contractors list to carry out this work. It is recommended that you get a minimum of three quotes.

The accredited contractor list is a list of companies that we know hold the relevant qualifications and insurance. 

Vehicle Crossings as part of a development

If the vehicle crossing forms part of a development it may need technical approval from our Estate Roads department.

How to apply

Download a dropped kerb application form

Please make sure that the application form is completed in full and that your contractor has filled in their part before submission.

You can send your completed application form by:

Email to: streetworks@cornwall.gov.uk

Post to:

Streetworks
Western Group Centre
Radnor Road
Scorrier
Redruth
TR16 5EH

A vehicle crossing application takes a minimum of six weeks to process.

The cost of a vehicle crossing licence

  • Standard vehicle crossing - £297
  • Vehicle crossings as part of a development - £451

Please note that our licence fees are subject to review every April and licences submitted after April 1st will be subject to any new fees.

What happens next?

Once we have received your application we will carry out an onsite inspection to confirm the suitability of the location.  

Once approved a licence will be issued including any additional conditions. 

A signed copy of the licence will be returned to the applicant and a copy forwarded to the nominated accredited contractor.

Should the request for a vehicle crossing be denied we will contact you to explain the reason why and discuss the matter further.

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