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Dropped kerbs

Last updated on: 16-Dec-2020

3. How to apply

If your road isn't listed as a classified road then you might not need planning permission. However, when making your dropped kerb application to Kent County Council you will be asked to provide written confirmation from us stating whether planning permission is required. For more information, including the fee, view our pre-application service page.

Once you have obtained the written confirmation letter,  you can visit Kent County Council's website to apply for a dropped kerb. They'll have information on:

  • What you need to know before you apply
  • Application costs
  • Building costs
  • Tracking an existing application
  • Legal information

Due to the current volume of applications to Kent County Council, we understand that it is likely to take four to eight weeks to process your application from the date they receive it. Once approved, you have 12 months to complete the work. If you have not completed it in this time, you will need to re-apply.

Applying for planning permission first

You may need to apply for planning permission from us first, before applying to Kent County Council.

For example, you'll need planning permission if:

  • your property is divided into flats
  • your property is in a conservation area and you need to make boundary changes and / or an Article 4 is in place
  • you need engineering work to make the parking area
  • the dropped kerb is going to be installed on an A, B or C class road

Check what class the road is by using our Classified roads page.

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