You’ll need to tell us:
- Your name, address and contact details
- The address where you’d like a dropped kerb (if it’s different)
- Why you need a dropped kerb
You’ll also need to provide an electronic copy – either take a picture or scan it on to your computer – of:
- A map clearly showing the property and the road it’s on
- A photo of the area where the dropped kerb will be
- A sketch, including dimensions
- A copy of the written permission from the property owner, if it’s not you
- A copy of the planning permission (it’s your responsibility to check if planning permission is needed)
After you apply
We’ll take a look at the information you’ve told us to make sure it’s accurate. If anything is missing or incorrect then we can’t accept your application.
We’ll come and inspect the area. You don’t have to be there as we don’t usually need to go onto your property – if we do, we’ll let you know in advance and check that it’s okay.
If we approve your application
If we approve your request, we’ll write to you within 28 days and include a quotation. This quotation is valid for three months.
The work must be completed within six months otherwise you’ll have to apply to us again.
You’ll also have to pay in full before work can start, though in some cases we may be able to arrange a payment plan over 12 months. Ring us on 01925 443322 to pay by card, or send a cheque or postal order made out to Warrington Borough Council to:
Economic Regeneration, Growth and Environment
Highway Asset Maintenance and Street Works Section
Dropped Crossing Application
Warrington Borough Council
If we don’t approve your application
We’ll write to you and let you know why.
Using your own contractor
If you decide to use your own contractor it’s your responsibility to make sure that they:
- Apply to us for Permit to Dig before they start any work – you’ll need to give them the reference number we gave you when we approved your request
- Hold public liability insurance of at least £5 million, which indemnifies you and us
- Employ trained and accredited workers in line with the codes of practice in the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991
- Accept and keep to any conditions which we set, for example saying that work can only take place during certain times, and any costs relating to this
- Accept a two-year maintenance period after the work is done – they and you will be responsible for any claims
- Give us update notices confirming when the work has started and finished, and the registration of all reinstatement dimensions
- Give us 20 days notice before the work starts
- Plan the work out properly, and complete it efficiently
If you have any problems or issues about the work, please raise it with us.
We’ll come out and inspect whilst the work is taking place, and we’ll inspect again within six months. The inspection costs are included in the cost for the Permit to Dig.
If you or your contractor don’t meet the conditions which we set out when we approve the dropped kerb and the Permit to Dig, we’ll try and work with you to resolve this. But if we can’t, we’ll remove the dropped kerb and reinstate the road as it was – and recover the costs from you.