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Apply for a new dropped kerb or extension

Before applying for a dropped kerb or extension please check that

  • Your garden is at least 4.75m from the back of footway to the front of your building (see page 1 What is a dropped kerb? Refer to photos for help with measuring)
  • You have checked whether you need planning permission (see page 1 What is a dropped kerb?)
  • You have permission from the landlord or owner to park your vehicle on their land or build a driveway
  • If you think you are eligible for a discount you have contacted the dropped kerb team.

Please ensure you have checked your requirements before submitting your application as it may not be possible to alter this after you apply The minimum requirements for an extension is 0.9m. This is the same length of a standard kerb.

The application fee is £95 and non-refundable. Online payment is required during the application process by debit or credit card. Find out more about making payments online.

Once you have received your quote, you have 9 months to accept and pay in full from the date printed on the letter for the work to be scheduled.

Apply for a dropped kerb: begin now

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