Dropped kerb applications in Exmouth

Please advise how many;

dropped kerb applications have been refused in Exmouth from April 1st 2016 to the present.  


of the refusals were appealed 

No formal appeal has been received

of these appeals were successful and on what grounds.  

No formal appeal has been received

unauthorised dropped kerbs have been discovered or reported in this period.  

19 – this includes ones where people have been crossing without permission, where footway crossings have constructed without permission and where construction did not meet the required standard.

of these have resulted in enforcement action 


exemptions to the 5m rule have been allowed during this period.

Devon County Council does not record this data in a manner that can be easily extracted from our systems.  Therefore, in order to provide an answer, we would have to undertake a manual interrogation of 173 records held. We estimate that to carry out this exercise would take longer than the 18 hours. 

Under the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 public authorities are not obliged to comply with requests which exceed the cost limit of £450 (equating to 18 hours of time).  For this reason we believe that Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act applies (cost of compliance exceeds the appropriate limits).

Please advise whether the width of the pavement is considered as a relevant factor in applications. 

The width of the footway is not a directly relevant factor. We would try to work with the applicant to alleviate any adverse situations arising from a narrow footway.