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Vehicle access - kerbs
A vehicular crossing (dropped kerb) is an area of lowered kerb and pavement which is used to give a vehicle access to a driveway or parking area on private property across the highway verge or footway.
It is against the law to drive across a highway verge or footway without an authorised vehicular crossing, as damage may be caused to the footway or services underneath.
Before constructing a dropped kerb crossing you must have consent from the local highway authority at North Yorkshire County Council. You may also need planning permission from the relevant local planning authority who are your local district council unless you are in a National Park.
The County Council as local highway authority, can only consent to requests to form vehicular crossings onto the adopted highway network. Where no planning permission is required, or planning permission has already been granted, the information provided here and the application form can be used for:
The following vehicular crossing requests cannot be considered by the County Council within this request:
There are no concessions for requests from a user of a wheelchair, mobility scooter or pram.
Vehicular crossings (dropped kerbs) - frequently asked questions