Request a dropped kerb, H bar or skip permit

Request a dropped kerb

It is illegal to drive a vehicle across the kerb where there is no vehicle crossing. If you wish to park your car on your property, the kerb will need to be dropped or lowered and the pavement strengthened. This has to be done by a council team.

It is an offence to park across a dropped kerb.

Dropped kerbs add value to the property and you will need to pay a non-refundable fee of £124.30 to check if the dropped kerb is feasible and then the costs of the installation. The average cost of installation is £1,800.

If you live on a classified road

You may need planning permission if your property is on a classified road, is a listed building or commercial premises or is divided into flats.

How to check if you live on a classified road

  1. visit My Central Bedfordshire (link opens in new window)
  2. search for your postcode

Registered disabled

If you are registered disabled, you can approach our occupational therapy team on 0300 300 8303 to find out if you're eligible for funding.

How to apply

Read the guidance notes (PDF 39KB) and email planning@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk to check if planning permission is required.

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