Highways - Dropped Kerbs/ Vehicle Crossovers

Frequently Asked Questions for this Service

Question: Can a request for a vehicle crossing be refused ?

Answer: It is rare for a request to be refused. However, if your proposed crossing puts other road users at risk, seriously interferes with the free flow of traffic on a busy road, or provides too small a parking area then it may be turned down.

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Question: What material should the crossing be constructed in?

Answer: All vehicle crossings are to be constructed using the same material as the existing footway.

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Question: Do I require planning permission for a dropped kerb?

Answer: If you live in a flat or maisonette, or on a classified (A, B or C) road you will need planning permission for a dropped kerb before you contact Island Roads to complete your application form. Planning permission forms can be obtained from and should be returned to Council's Planning Services Office at Seaclose Park, Fairlee Road, Newport. - Related Link

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Question: How do I apply for a dropped kerb?

Answer: Requests for a Dropped Kerb should be made to Island Roads as follows:

Address:
St Christopher House, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5XJ

Telephone:
01983 822440

Email:
info@islandroads.com

Website:
www.islandroads.com - Related Link

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Question: What is the minimum area for a vehicle crossing ?

Answer: The parking area for the vehicle must have measurements in excess of 4.8 metres by 2.4 metres beyond the back edge of the footway for perpendicular parking and 6.0 metres by 3.0 metres for parallel parking. In addition, there must be adequate visibility in both directions as specified in the Information Pack which is available from Island Roads on request.

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