If you want to be considered for a vehicle crossing or a dropped kerb to provide access to your property, you will need to complete the standard application form (below). Once we have received your application an inspector will visit. Please be aware that planning permission is required for all classified roads (that generally means all roads except those on housing estates). The council upholds the right to refuse applications.
Council tenants must first contact their estates manager from Wigan and Leigh Housing before proceeding with an application.
Should you wish to apply for a heavy duty (or industrial) crossing or make an excavation, for instance to construct a temporary vehicular crossing across the footway during building works, please contact us for further details.
- We aim to give you a decision on your application within 8 weeks, and provide you with guidelines of cost if your application is approved. However, applications where trees, lamp columns, street furniture or large surface access covers are affected may take longer to process.
- If your application is approved, we will make every effort to construct the crossover within 12 weeks of receiving your payment. Please note that the work must be undertaken by the council.
- If your application for planning permission is approved we will send you a Decision Notice.
The standard charge for a typical dropped kerb crossing involving 5 kerbs as shown on the image above is £399.83 (October 2012).
**Please do not send any money until a deposit is requested**