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Request a dropped kerb


If you are a blue badge holder funding may be available. Please contact our Occupational Therapy team on 0300 300 8303.

Prior to an application for a dropped kerb please check the list of roads at the following link to see whether you will require planning consent. You will need to click the My Maps tab and click the Highways box to show classified roads

If you live on a classified road (A,B, or C) or if your property is a flat or does not directly adjoin a footpath or the highway then you MUST contact Central Bedfordshire Council’s Development Management Team, they can be contacted by email at or by telephone on 0300 300 8307. If you don’t live on a classified road and your property directly fronts a footpath or the highway and there is no intervening amenity (usually grassed or landscaped) area between the proposed access and the highway carriageway, then you can proceed to apply for a VXO.

It is also essential that you know if the council owns any land between your property and the highway and whether any other third party has rights or covenants over any land that you propose to cross.

Please ensure you read the attached notes for guidance which gives more information which must be adhered to in order to allow approval of this application.

It is your responsibility to ensure that all conditions of any planning approvals can be complied with. We will therefore need to see a copy of any necessary plans and planning permission before we provide you with a quote for construction of the crossing, the average price for construction is £1,800. Failure to provide this will mean that your initial survey inspection will be put on hold until you can provide this information.

When we receive your payment of £124.30 we will inspect the site and provide you with a full quote for the work. The quote will be valid for three months. Before proceeding please complete the following checklist:-