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Dropped kerbs

Last updated on: 16-Oct-2020

1. Overview

Kent County Council is responsible for putting in a dropped kerb.

Basically a dropped kerb is where there is a dip in the path and kerb that lets you park your car on a driveway outside your house.

The kerb is dropped from the normal height and the path is strengthened to take the weight of the vehicle. Without this, the path and any pipes that are buried below it could be damaged.

Sometimes you might need to get planning permission from us before paving over a front garden or creating a hard-standing specifically for the purpose of parking a vehicle off the road. We will only be able to support this if the work can be done safely and not impact on the character of the area. 

Planning permission is needed to form a new vehicle access, or to significantly change an existing access, where the property accesses onto a classified road (A, B or C class).


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