If you want to lower the kerb in front of your property and provide vehicle access (sometimes referred to as a “crossover” or “vehicle access over the footway”) to a hard standing parking area, you will require consent from the council.
Making a dropped kerb application - residential properties only
You can apply for a dropped kerb online through My Account.
- Applications cost £150
- If You live on a Red Route you will not be able to apply for a dropped Kerb. Details of Red Routes in Croydon can be downloaded below
- If you have a bus stop directly outside your property you cannot apply for a dropped kerb
- If you have speed humps or trees close to your property your application may not be approved.
- You will need to confirm that planning permission isn't required OR provide details of confirmed planning permission
- You will need to confirm that there is a vehicle registered to your address. Please have your V5C Vehicle Registration certificate (log book) handy when you apply
- Please ensure you read the terms and conditions and that you agree to them before you submit your application
This is for residential properties only. If you are a business please contact the Highways Maintenace team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking area requirements
A dropped kerb may require planning permission, especially if the parking area is not formed from porous or permeable materials to reduce water run off. Check the national planning portal for more information.
You will always need planning permission if the vehicle access is to be formed on to a classified road – check your road against our list.
Submitting a planning permission application
If you require planning permission, you will also need to submit a separate planning application, this will cost £172.
Your planning application will need to include drawings that show:
- your proposals satisfy highway safety requirements
- the parking space meets minimum size specifications
- the appropriate pedestrian visibility can be provided
In some cases, your drawings will need to show that vehicles can enter and leave the site in forward gear with enough visibility.
You can download a diagram showing visibility requirements (the “visibility splay”).
If you or someone you know is unable to complete the online application, a form is available at the bottom of this page to download and print.
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