A footway crossing (drop kerb or dropped kerb) is where the
pavement gets lowered so that you can drive onto your driveway or
Please note that we do not construct
your driveway or front garden. We provide the footway
Before you apply you must check each of the following three
1. You may need planning permission
First of all you must check to see if the road
you live on is on the
property list (PDF 38kb)
2. Is there a tree or street light in the way?
If there is a tree or street light in the way this must be shown
on the form.
3. Your driveway/front garden should
There is somewhere for rain water to drain from your driveway
(and not onto the pavement or highway). Your
driveway/front garden needs to be constructed of materials that
can absorb - be 'porous' or divert water. Here are some
- grass verges
- drainage channels
If your front garden does not have any of the above
then this could result in the refusal of the footway
crossing. If you are unsure you can contact the Customer Contact Centre.
To apply, make sure you have read the information above to check
your eligibility. You will need to complete the application
Application process and fees
Please submit your application form with a £65.00 non-refundable
deposit, cheques to be made payable to the London Borough of
Redbridge. This amount will be deducted from the final quotation if
the crossing goes ahead. On receipt of your returned application
form, the site will be inspected and a price for the construction
of the crossing will be calculated. A quotation letter will then be
sent to you, if you wish to pursue the application you will need to
send us full payment. We will then issue a works order with the
Council’s Contractor to construct the crossing. It should be noted
that the footway crossing will be constructed to existing footway
There is a charge of £172 for planning
Please note that we cannot process your application until
permission has been granted and you have obtained a consent number
in the above cases.
Please note that there is an administration
charge of 1.5% on credit card payments to cover our processing
costs. There is no charge for debit card payments.
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