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Dropped kerbs

If you want to install a dropped kerb or create a vehicle access from a residential property (excluding flats) on to a public road, you will need permission from Kent County Council.

If the dropped kerb is on a private land, these procedures do not apply and you should seek permission from the landowner.

Visit the Kent County Council website for more information about dropped kerbs.

Before you apply to Kent County Council, you should check if you need Planning Permission from us.


Find out if you need planning permission for a dropped kerb

Contact Kent County Council by email at gazetteer@kent.co.uk or by telephone on 03000 414141 with your road name to see if you live in a classified road.

  • If your road is a classified road, you will need to apply for planning permission
  • If your road is unclassified, you do not need planning permission. Download or print this self-assessment letter and send it to Kent County Council when you apply for a dropped kerb.
  • If your road comes up as classified and unclassified, please contact us for further advice.


Additional works

If you are considering additional works, such as an off-road area to park your vehicle, you may require planning permission even if planning permission is not required for a dropped kerb.

For formal advice as to whether you require planning permission, apply for a Lawful Development Certificate.

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