• How big is 5 square metres?

    A 2.24m x 2.24m square is 5 square metres (2.24m is just over 7 feet). 5 square metres is approximately the area of 2 double beds. If you are converting this size or greater from a permeable surface, (such as grass), to a hard material, (such as concrete), you may require planning permission from your […]

  • How much is a vehicle crossing likely to cost?

    Everyone has to pay Vehicle crossing licence, issued by Devon County Council: £260 Construction of a standard 3 metre vehicle crossing: £1500 – £3000* *Note: these are indicative costs for guidance only to enable applicants to assess approximate costs of applying for and constructing a vehicle crossing. Therefore applicants should be aware actual costs may […]

  • What are my ongoing responsibilities?

    You must ensure vehicles parked on your driveway do not obstruct the footway or verge. You are liable for the work undertaken by your contractor both during construction and for a maintenance period of 2 years following completion of the work. If we inspect the area within this time and find the standard to be […]

  • When do I need to get the work completed?

    Work to construct the crossing must be completed within 6 months of the initial site visit in which our officer carries out a site safety assessment. This is because the safety assessment is only valid for 6 months.

  • What does my contractor need to do?

    Once you have received construction specification and we have provided you with the specification details, your contractor needs to complete and return the contractor declaration form so we can confirm they meet our standards before issuing the licence. Your contractor must check for utility apparatus (pipes, covers, chambers) within the work area. If utility apparatus […]

  • How do I select a contractor?

    It is important you select a competent contractor to undertake the work. Work must be done by a contractor that is suitably qualified to work on the highway and adequately insured. Therefore when selecting a contractor, you need to check with them that they: are covered for public liability insurance in the sum of £5 […]