Dropped kerbs

A dropped kerb (sometimes known as a vehicle crossover) lets you drive on to your property from the road. We do not allow dropped kerbs to be built for individual residential properties in Newham, except in exceptional circumstances. 

We do not allow dropped kerbs to be built because: 

  • Removing gardens to create parking spaces is bad for the appearance of the street 
  • They can cause problems for pedestrians 
  • If the garden is small some vehicles may be partly parked on the pavement 
  • They reduce the amount of street parking. 

Note, planning permission to pave over your front garden for vehicles only covers your private land. It does not give you permission to build a dropped kerb. 

Each application is assessed on a case by case basis for which there is currently a £250 non-refundable fee applied.