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Kerbs and Drop Kerbs

A dropped kerb provides access from the public highway to a domestic property. In order to have a dropped kerb installed to access the public highway, you must seek consent from the County Council. This consent is to ensure that any proposed crossing does not present a safety hazard to other users of the highway and to ensure that all works are carried out to the appropriate standard.

If you would like to apply for a new dropped kerb or extend an existing dropped kerb, you must first check whether the road is public highway maintained by Cambridgeshire County Council. Please see our map of all our maintained roads below to double check the status of your road. We will only assess dropped kerb applications on roads we maintain.

If Cambridgeshire County Council does maintain your road, planning permission may be required from your local District Council depending on the classification of the road:

For properties on classified roads (ie. ‘A’, ‘B’, or ‘C’ roads) – before applying to the County Council for a dropped kerb, you must first contact your relevant District Council to assess whether planning permission from them is required. Please note that some district Councils will charge for this. Once this has been done, you may then apply to the County Council.

For properties on unclassified roads (ie. Housing estates, etc) – you do not need permission from your District Council and can apply directly to the County Council for a dropped kerb.

If you’re intending to drive a vehicle across the pavement into your driveway, then you need a dropped kerb. Before we can begin the installation, you need permission from Cambridge county council. We can help you with the paperwork for permission, as well as installation of dropped kerbs. Contact Builder Cambridge for a quote today 01223 782433

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