Creating a new vehicle access (dropped kerb)

How to apply for a dropped kerb

If you would like to create a new vehicle access into your property from the highway you need to contact the highway maintenance team to get permission to drop the kerb, you may also need to apply for planning permission if you live on a classified road.

If you are unsure if you live on a classified or unclassified road you can use the map below or check the list of streets on the highway control page.

For properties on a classified road (ie. 'A', 'B', or 'C' roads)

If you live on a classified road you need to apply for planning permission to drop the kerb to your property.

Details on how to apply including the applications can be found on the apply for planning or building regulations page

For properties on an unclassified road (ie. housing estate etc)

If you live on an unclassified road you do not need to apply for planning permission, unless the creation of the dropped kerb to your property would involve the loss of a grass verge between your site and the road, or be across an existing car parking court area.

If this is the case then planning permission will be required, details on how to apply including the applications can be found on the apply for planning or building regulations page

Contacting the highway maintenance team

Once you have planning permission, or if you do not need planning permission, you need to contact the highway maintenance team by emailing highwaymaintenance@peterborough.gov.uk.

The highways maintenance team will send you an application form, provide a preliminary indication of the fee payable and specify the construction details and drawings required. This consent is required to ensure that any proposed crossing does not present a safety hazard to other users of the highway and to ensure that all works are carried out to the appropriate standard.

If you live in a new property where there is a current application in by a developer to have the adjoining road dedicated as public highway, please contact the highway control team by emailing HDTeam@peterborough.gov.uk to check how this will affect the planning consent and road adoption application for the site. Failure to do so may prejudice the adoption of the estate roads.

Advice for householders

We are no longer able to provide the £25 service responding to enquiries as to whether or not drop kerb crossings require planning permission.