To apply to have a dropped kerb in front of your home, please read the information below then follow the link to the online application form at the bottom of this page. You will then be asked to call our cashiers team to pay the non-refundable inspection fee before the application form can be completed.
- you do not have planning permission
- you do not have permission from housing
- the dropped kerb will not meet the Dropped Kerb Standards (see below)
- there is a healthy well established tree in the way.
- On a classified road (typically a main road. Attached below is a list of classified roads in Birmingham).
- a building divided into separate properties e.g. flats
- for commercial use
- in a conservation area
- a listed building.
- Removing a tree or shrub and replanting a new one
- Pruning an existing tree or shrub to enable access
- Relocating street furniture
- Relocating pipes and cables
- Strengthening manhole covers or other apparatus.
- The dropped kerb must be positioned so that its use does not endanger or obstruct traffic.
- The dropped kerb is constructed using a similar material to that in the surrounding area; this may be tarmac, slabs or block paving.
- The standard minimum width of the dropped kerb is 2.75m at the property boundary and 4.57m at kerb edge.
- No dropped kerb will be constructed where the frontage is less than 4.75m from back of footway to front of building. Driveways on smaller frontages will not be granted permission.
- A tree assessment will be carried out by a tree professional in all instances where a tree may be affected.
- No dropped kerb shall be positioned closer than 1.5m to a tree. This may need to be more where specified by a tree professional. The tree professional may recommend access is refused where tree preservation is a concern.
- No tree will be removed for an extension or secondary access.
- No dropped kerb will be constructed where planning or housing permission is required and has not been granted.
Apply for a dropped kerb
You can apply for a dropped kerb online by completing our online application form. Before you can complete the form however you will need to have a two-part payment reference number, given to you when you have paid the non-refundable initial inspection fee.
To find out how to pay the inspection fee and to complete the online form please follow the link below: