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You can apply to us to drop the kerb outside your home so that you can drive across the pavement to park on your driveway or garage.
We may be able to do the work for you, or you can ask us for permission to drop or widen your kerb and then use your own contractor. It’s worth checking with us first before submitting an application.
The rules and laws relating to dropped kerbs can sometimes be quite complicated. You may need to speak to several different organisations and experts before you apply. Here are some of the things you need to think about:
There are several conservation areas in Warrington, if you live in one you may need to get planning permission before you can apply for a dropped kerb.
Each dropped kerb application is unique, and costs can vary. It’s important you know rough costs before deciding whether to go ahead.
Here are some estimated prices based on the size of the crossing, but we’ll confirm the actual cost after you apply and we’ve inspected the area.
Measure the distance from the front of your property to the edge of the kerb in metres. Multiply this number by 3.75 to calculate the area in square metres.
There will be extra costs if other work is needed, for example:
And there may be more costs charged by other services or organisations, like utility companies.
You’ll need to tell us:
You’ll also need to provide an electronic copy – either take a picture or scan it on to your computer – of:
We’ll take a look at the information you’ve told us to make sure it’s accurate. If anything is missing or incorrect then we can’t accept your application.
We’ll come and inspect the area. You don’t have to be there as we don’t usually need to go onto your property – if we do, we’ll let you know in advance and check that it’s okay.
If we approve your request, we’ll write to you within 28 days and include a quotation. This quotation is valid for three months.
The work must be completed within six months otherwise you’ll have to apply to us again.
You’ll also have to pay in full before work can start, though in some cases we may be able to arrange a payment plan over 12 months. Ring us on 01925 443322 to pay by card, or send a cheque or postal order made out to Warrington Borough Council to:
Economic Regeneration, Growth and Environment
Highway Asset Maintenance and Street Works Section
Dropped Crossing Application
Warrington Borough Council
We’ll write to you and let you know why.
If you decide to use your own contractor it’s your responsibility to make sure that they:
If you have any problems or issues about the work, please raise it with us.
We’ll come out and inspect whilst the work is taking place, and we’ll inspect again within six months. The inspection costs are included in the cost for the Permit to Dig.
If you or your contractor don’t meet the conditions which we set out when we approve the dropped kerb and the Permit to Dig, we’ll try and work with you to resolve this. But if we can’t, we’ll remove the dropped kerb and reinstate the road as it was – and recover the costs from you.