Here are some guidelines to look at before you apply for a drop kerb installation.


  • Are you the owner of the property? – Permission will be needed from the owner/housing association if not.
  • Do you live on a private road? If so, you will need permission from the landowner
  • Is the property on a classified road? If so, full planning permission will be required before you can apply for a dropped kerb.
  • Does the property fall into any planning permission requirements, i.e. is it a listed building? If so, further advice should be obtained from Dorset Council.
  • Do you have enough room to park a vehicle? You need to have a length of at least 5 metres between the back of the pavement (or top of your driveway) and your property so that a vehicle can be parked on the driveway without overhanging the pavement.
  • Will the width be acceptable? A standard drop kerb is 3 low kerbs + 2 tapered kerbs.
  • Are there any covenant/restrictions on parking within the boundaries of your Property? You can find this information from your deeds.
  • Is the location of the proposed access more than 10M (15M on a classified road) away from a junction, traffic lights or a roundabout? If NO, planning will be refused.
  • Can you see pedestrians and other vehicles clearly enough to drive out of the driveway without causing a danger to them or yourself? If NO planning will be refused.
  • Is the area clear of ‘street furniture’, i.e. road signs, bus stops etc?. If these need to be moved there will be additional charges.

The team at Weymouth Drop Kerbs are happy to advise you and to fill in the highways application form on your behalf for free Please note: if we submit the full planning application there will be an admin charge of £70.00 which includes the necessary Ordnance Survey maps required.