Vehicle Crossings, also known as dropped kerbs, are where kerbs have been lowered and the footway strengthened to allow vehicles to cross to the adjacent property.
If you own a property and want to park on your property then you MUST ensure you meet the ECC criteria. This can be downloaded below.
Planning permission is required on some vehicle crossings, depending on the classification of the road. Please check with your local council prior to returning your completed application form. No works will be permitted to start until this permission has been received.
Once you agree to our Terms and Conditions and you are satisfied you meet the ECC criteria you may be interested in our list of contractors, who have previously undertaken works which have met our terms and conditions. It is advisable to get more than one quote.
If you feel you wish to choose another Contractor that is not on this list then we will need to check that they have the appropriate qualifications to work in the public highway.
If your vehicle crossing will cross an existing ditch you will require Water Course Consent which can be granted at the same time as consent for the vehicle crossing. Please complete the addtional application form (below) and pay the additional £50 required for the inspection; supervision and administration of the works to ensure compliance with Flood Management Standards.
A non-refundable fee of £100 is required for the inspection and administration of the works to ensure compliance with Highway Authority Standards.
If you are satisfied you meet ECC criteria for a vehicle crossing or extension to an existing crossing then please complete the application form - click here
for the application form and click here
for the additional application form if the vehicle crossing will cross an existing ditch or watercourse. Once they are signed they can be returned by post or by email to:
Vehicle Crossing Team
Essex County Council