Dropped kerbs and crossovers for vehicle access to a property

You can apply for permission to build a vehicle crossover (dropped kerb) for access to your property. If you meet the criteria and safety standards, permission will be issued with conditions attached.

Your contractor can then apply for a licence to build the crossover. You will also need to check for underground equipment belonging to the utility companies and negotiate with them if it needs to be moved or protected.

If you are thinking of applying, please read our driveways and dropped kerbs guidance (PDF 262KB) that explains the key criteria and requirements.

Application form

To apply please download the vehicle crossover application form (PDF 63KB).

Complete the form and return it to Network Co-ordination Team, G40, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove, BN3 3BQ.


Getting a dropped kerb is a two stage process. There are separate fees for each stage:

  • the stage one fee is £75
  • if you are granted permission for your crossover the stage two fee is £100

You can pay the dropped kerb fees online.

You will also need to pay your contractor to carry out the work to your crossover.

If you require planning permission there are separate fees.

If you need more information or want a crossover application pack to be posted to you, please call 01273 290 729 or email us at VehicleCrossovers@brighton-hove.gov.uk

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