Dropped Kerbs over Footways and Verges (Vehicle Access)
Find information about and apply for vehicle access to your property over a pavement or grass verge
If you would like to construct a vehicle access over a pavement (footway) and/or over grass verges in the highway (eg for use as a driveway), you must gain permission from the local highway authority (West Berkshire Council) before you do so.
If you already have a vehicle access which you want to extend, or you wish to construct a second access on the same road as your postal address, you will also need to apply for consent.
If your property is located on a classified road (Class A, B or C), you will first need to obtain planning consent before you can submit a vehicle access application.
Our online map contains information on road classification in West Berkshire.
Please note: you must make sure you have obtained consent before starting work, as failure do so is illegal under the Highways Act 1980.
To make an application, please complete the