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Vehicle crossings (dropped kerbs) and access ramps

A vehicle crossing or dropped kerb is a specially constructed section of pavement or verge to enable vehicular access to a property.

A licence is required if you wish to modify the highway to allow vehicular access to a property create a new access onto the highway which involves dropping kerbs, or if you wish to extend an existing dropped kerb outside your property.  The licence costs £281.

A vehicle crossing (often referred to as a dropped kerb) is a specially constructed section of pavement or verge to enable vehicular access to a property.

Due to high parking demands, Devon County Council will only agree to one vehicle crossing per dwelling.  If further requests are received, these will be rejected as reasonable access already exists. We recognise that dwellings within an area may already have more than one vehicle crossing, however these would have been approved historically. Going forward we will not be approving applications for additional vehicle crossings.

If you are creating a new access onto the highway or verge and there are no kerbs to be dropped, please contact our team to discuss whether you need to apply for a vehicle crossing on 0345 155 1004.

If there is no footway or verge between your access and the highway then a Section 171 licence is required.

An access ramp is a specially constructed section of pavement or verge to enable wheelchair or mobility scooter access onto a pavement/property.

Please see further information regarding access ramps.

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