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Dropped kerbs and white access markings

Information relating to the application process for dropped kerbs and white access markings in Shepway

Dropped kerbs

A dropped kerb or vehicle crossing is the dip in the path and kerb that lets you drive up to your house. If you live in Shepway you can apply to Kent County Council to have one installed.


Planning permission

If your road is classified, you will need to get planning permission from us for a dropped kerb.

Find out if it's classified on the list of Kent streets . To search for your street in the document, press 'Ctrl' and 'F' together, then type in your street name and press return. Classified streets have a letter and number in front of them (for example, A262).

Contact our planning department

Use these contact methods for advice about getting planning permission, or for submitting your application. Include as much information about your request as you can when you write.


Write to:

Head of Planning
Shepway District Council
Civic Centre
Castle Hill Avenue
CT20 2QY

Telephone: 01303 853538 (8:30am to 5pm on Monday to Friday, and 9:30am to 5pm on Wednesdays)


White access markings

Parking obstructions are a matter for the police, who can deal with them whether or not there are white vehicle access markings on the road.

Shepway District Council can provide white 'dog-bone' lines outside a property where it can be proved that there is a persistent parking problem. These road markings are purely advisory.

When you are satisfied that a persistent problem is occurring, you can apply for the 'dog-bone' to be marked outside your property. At such time, a non-refundable administration fee, which currently stands at £121 must be enclosed. Cheques are to be made payable to Shepway District Council.

Upon receipt of your application, the council's highway engineer will carry out an assessment in order for your application to be processed. If your application is successful, there will be a charge of £158 to introduce the marking on the highway and to maintain and refresh it over a 10 year period. You will be asked to pay this amount in full prior to any work being carried out.

pdf icon White Access Markings Application Form [95kb]