Frequently Asked Questions FAQs about Dropped Kerbs
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I am unsure of my roads classification (is it a class A, B or C
road) who can I ask?
If you are unsure of your road's classification, please contact
the Worcestershire Hub on 0845 607 2005 or your local District or
Borough Council's planning department for advice.
I require vehicle access onto the A46 who do I contact?
The A46 is classed as a trunk road and is the responsibility of
the Highways Agency. If you require a vehicle access onto the A46
please contact the Highways Agency on 08457 50
I'm not the owner of the property, who do I contact?
If you are not the owner of the property concerned, you should
also approach your landlord for permission.
Who constructs the vehicular accesses?
Vehicular accesses must only be constructed by one of the County
Council's approved contractors. Applicants should be aware that all
accesses will need to be inspected by the County Council, for which
a non-refundable fee of £100 will be payable. This fee covers the
cost of the site inspections and the licence only.
Please note that the applicant is solely responsible for all
costs associated with construction of the access.
Please telephone 0845 607 2005 between the hours of 9am
and 5pm Monday to Friday with details of your debit/credit card. We
will, of course, discuss alternative methods of payment with
Do I need Planning Permission to pave my front garden?
From 1 October 2008 new rules apply for householders wanting to
pave over their front gardens.
You will NOT need planning permission if a new driveway uses
permeable (or porous) surfacing which allows water to drain
through, such as gravel, permeable concrete block paving or porous
asphalt, or if the rainwater is directed to a lawn or border to
is the cost of constructing our standard access, as illustrated
Whilst your chosen contractor may be undertaking highway
works on our behalf, they are private companies and as such, the
cost of constructing our standard access can vary.
However, as an indicative guide (and based
upon a 1.8 metre footway crossing) you could expect to pay anything
from £750.00 to £3,000.00. VAT may be charged at the time of
making a payment.
Please also note, that the higher sum of
approximately £3,000.00 assumes the relocation of utility
apparatus, e.g. B.T covers, lighting columns and drainage
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This page was last reviewed 29 May 2013 at 15:01.
The page is next due for review 25 November 2014.