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Vehicle Crossings and Drop Kerbs

If you want to park your vehicle within the enclosed area of land around your property (known as curtilage) or you want to extend your existing dropped kerb you can apply to have the footway lowered (Drop Kerb) and a vehicle crossing constructed or amended.

The Highways Act 1980 and the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 require a properly formed vehicular crossing to be built to protect any Public Utility equipment which may be present in the footway and prevent damage happening to the footway itself, as you can be held liable for any damage that may occur as a result of permitting a vehicle to be driven over the footway and/or verge.

Apply for a Vehicle Crossing

If you wish to apply for a vehicle crossing please download and complete the Application Form - Vehicle Crossing PDF (File Size 54.7kb) from the Kent County Council website and return it with a cheque payable to Kent County Council for £300.00 to:

Kent County Council,
Ashford Highways Depot,
Javelin Way,
Kent TN24 8DH

If approval is not granted because of highway safety reasons, the administration fee of £150.00 is non-refundable. Your application will take 8 weeks to process. Planning permission may be needed for an access to be constructed. Please check with Planning Services before submitting an application.

When the application and fee are received, providing there is no highway safety reason for refusal, a permission letter will be issued. This is valid for 6 months and lists conditions that will need to be kept. Enclosed with the permission letter will be specification details for the construction of a vehicle crossing by an approved contractor of your choice. Notice to public utility companies will also need to be given prior to any work commencing in the highway.

A list of approved contractors (for undertaking drop kerb, and vehicle crossing works) and a list of the Public Utility Companies is provided below.

Approved contractors

Andel Plant Ltd Unit Z, Newington Industrial Estate
London Road
Call: (01795) 844565
Mobile: (07802) 786032
Ashford Tarmacadam Contractors Tiffenden Manor
Harbourne Lane
High Halden
Kent TN26 3JE
Call: (01233) 850920
Coastal Construction 128 - 130 Sea Street
Herne Bay
Kent CT6 8JY
Call: (01227) 363442
Dave Love Construction 9 Blenheim Close
Herne Bay
Kent CT6 7NB
Call: (01227) 360462
James Grahame Woodland Cottage
Livesey Street
Kent ME18 5AY

Call: (01622) 813149

J L Rigden 31 Brook Road
Kent CT5 2QE
Call: (01227) 265031
Mark Potter Building Contractor 138 Minster Road
Kent ME12 3JH
Call: (01795) 875573
Mobile: (07831) 342605
Park Drives 16 Manwood Close
Kent ME10 4QL
Call: (01795) 429582
Mobile: (07748) 113855
Paul Newman Contractors 29 Lower Herne Road
Kent CT6 7NA
Call: (0800) 083 0253 or (01227) 742354
Mobile: (07736) 442401
P Williamson t/a Bearsted Surfacing Contractors Courtlands
46 Yeoman Way
Kent ME15 8PH
Call: (01622) 632468
S A Blockpaving Bloomsfield
Sheppey Way
Kent ME9 8PL
Call: (01795) 421210
S Fuller 7 Dukes Meadow
Ham Street
Kent TN26 2HD
Call: (01233) 732845
Sittibuilders Orchard Cottage
London Road
Kent ME9 9PS
Call: (01795) 521943
Mobile: (07768) 683006
Skynett Construction Ltd 7 Nautilus Drive
Call: (01795) 870760
Mobile: (07984) 451410
Tar-Track Ltd 5 Sheerstone
Kent ME9 8RN
Call: (01795) 426959
T G Cahill Surfacing 2 Birling Road
Kent TN24 8BB
Call: (01233) 632690

Approved public utility companies


BT National Notice Handling Centre



PP4048 Telecom House
Trinity Street
Hanley Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire ST1 5ND
Call: (0800) 800865
Fax: (01782) 204846
Cable and Wireless WS Atkins NRWSA Team
PO Box 290220 Aztec West
Bristol B532 4WE
Call: (01454) 288808
Fax: (0870) 2403012
Mid Kent Water High Street
Kent ME6 5AH
Call: (01634) 240313
National Grid Company PO Box 7324
Hams Lane
Birmingham B46 1AR

Seeboard Cablewatch
PO Box 15
East Grinstead
West Sussex RH19 3WE
Call: (0800) 0565866
Fax: (01342) 413184
Southern Water Services Southern House
Otterbourne SO21 3WE
Fax: (01962) 715246
Transco 2 Leesons Hill
Kent BR5 2TN
Call: (01689) 881300
Fax: (01689) 881595
Virgin Media South East
The Network Centre
Gillingham Business Park
Gillingham Kent ME8 0PZ
Call: (01634) 301000
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