A dropped kerb enables vehicles to cross the public pavement (footway) or verge to access a private driveway.
The dropped kerb access area remains part of the public highway and is maintained by the relevant authority. It is important to ensure the footway and/or verge has been strengthened as it protects not only the highway but also services under the ground from damage.
If the land is maintained by Essex Highways, you do not need to seek permission from Basildon Borough Council.
Check Essex Highways mapping system to see if the road or footway is adopted (Maintained by Essex Highways). The link to the online map is:Highways Information Map.
If the road shows as 'Not Maintained' then you should check with us to see if it is Council Owned and seek permission to carry out works to the footway. This check needs to be requested in writing by emailing the Corporate Property Estates team.
Please include your full name and the property address details in all correspondence.
Note: Basildon Council stock condition team will not grant landlord's permission for a drop kerb if there is no car hardstanding in the property.
If there is car hardstanding in the property, then you must request permission in writing by emailing the Stock Condition Team.
You must include all of the following in your email;
N.B. Council Tenants that live in a Conservation area will also need permission for car hardstanding from the Essex Conservation officer.
You must seek permission from the legal owner of the property before making any changes to the dwelling or land use.
If the property is located on an A, B or C (Classified) road, you will need to obtain planning permission to have a drop kerb.