Apply for a Dropped Kerb

The construction of a dropped kerb (or vehicle crossover), to provide vehicular access to a private driveway from the public road, will always need the consent of the Leicestershire County Council Highway Authority.

Before constructing a dropped kerb you will first need to find out if the road is a trunk (major) or a classified road. Planning permission will also be required from Blaby District Council if the road is classified.

GeoPlace has published a map of streets that includes road classification information from the National Street Gazetteer. This can be found on the Find My Street website listed below.

Enquiries relating to highway adoption status and extent should be directed to the Leicestershire County Council Highways Record Enquiries team on

Permission will be required if any work you intend to carry out is in connection with the dropped kerb.

Last updated 15 February 2023
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