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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 40 30.

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.

How to Pay?

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 you.

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 drain naturally.

What is the cost of constructing our standard access, as illustrated above?

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 covers.

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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.