If you intend to drive a vehicle over the footway into your driveway off a highway, then you will need a dropped kerb. If you do not have dropped kerb, you must not drive over the footway. If you do so, you are breaking the law and enforcement action could be taken to prevent such practice. Furthermore:
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You must check if you need planning permission before a dropped kerb is installed.
First you need to find out of a road is classified or unclassified. Planning permission is usually only required if the road is a classified road or a trunk road.
Check what class your road is by using the road checker on the Devon County Council website.
You will need planning permission for a dropped kerb if:
Before construction of the dropped kerb can start, the following steps need to be followed:
You must submit it on a standard form, either online or by post. The simplest way to submit a planning application is online. Click the 'apply online' image below.
Note - As part of the application you need to select and complete Certificate B as you are not the owner of the land where the dropped kerb will be added.
Once you have received your planning permission (this takes approximately 8 weeks), you will need to: