Vehicle Access - Dropped Kerbs
If you want to lower a kerb or pavement - to create a driveway, for example - you must employ an approved Contractor who, in turn, must apply for a permit from Operational Services, Roads Maintenance team.
- Permits are collected from Roads Maintenance, Guildyhaugh Depot, Blackburn Road, Bathgate, EH48 2EB
However, before the authority gives the go-ahead,we must receive a letter notifying us of your intentions. The Council would then assess whether the kerb can be lowered - and whether the alteration meets the specification requirements needed.
It is unlikely West Lothian Council will carry out these works for you, however, on occasion where we are carrying out resurfacing or maintenance works in your area we may offer you this service.
If you wish to drop your kerb, you must request permission from the Roads Maintenance Department and apply for a permit.
Once you have made your application a roads inspector will evaluate your application and confirm if your application has either been approved or rejected. Once the application has been approved then contractors undertaking works on your behalf need to obtain a permit from Roads Maintenance before commencing works. Before the permit is granted the Contractor must provide Public Liability insurance and prove he is a registered waste carrier.
A permit for a drop crossing is currently charged at £32.00, however for further details please check with the Roads Maintenance Department.
We aim to:
- Carry out an initial evaluation within 5 working days of receipt of an application for a drop crossing/vehicle access. This will involve an inspection of the proposed site to ensure the access position complies with the safety of road users. We will then respond to customers within 10 working days.
- Where the application is successful, formal notification will be issued as above with an information pack giving standard details and specification
- Issue the necessary permit, which will be made available during working hours at our business address, to the approved Contractor.
- Inspect completed dropped crossings to ensure that these have been constructed in accordance with the specification provided.
- Acknowledge receipt of a complaint with a letter to the customer within 5 days and respond to the customer within 10 working days or longer if agreed between the service representative and the customer before the completion of the 10 day timescale.
7 Whitestone Place
Whitehill Industrial Estate
Tel: 01506 775000
Fax: 01506 775099