Dropped Kerb Applications and Cost

“Please provide the number of applications made to the local authority for a dropped kerb to be installed outside a house or business, broken down into a total for each year for the past 10 years.

Information prior to 1st January 2015 is not held.  Figures for 2015 onwards are provided below:-

Year Count of Financial Year
2015/16 (from 1st January 2015) 108
2016/17 372
2017/18 399
2018/19 531
2019/20 (up to 7th August 2019) 144
Grand Total 1554

The cost to each household or business of having a drop kerb installed, broken down into the price structure for each year for the past 10 years.

Devon County Council (DCC) does not install drop kerbs to provide vehicle access to a property. The applicant needs to employ their own contractor to undertake the work. DCC does not hold records of the cost of this work.

The applicant needs to apply to DCC for a licence to create a new access on to the highway, the cost of which covers safety assessment, construction audit and administration costs.

Information on licence costs is available from the 2013/14 financial year via the link provided.

The annual monetary total earned by the local authority in installing dropped kerbs, broken down into annual totals for the past 10 years.”

The income that is allocated to licence fees for vehicle crossings is available from 2014/15 financial year as follows:-

Financial Year Income
2014/15 £105,019
2015/16   £84,705
2016/17   £89,741
2017/18   £96,735
2018/19 £117,870
2019/20 (up until 7 August 2019)   £38,640