If you have to drive across a pavement to get from your home to a road, you can apply to build a vehicle crossing. This will include a dropped kerb to make it easier for you to get onto the road.
Permission to build a vehicle crossing
You must apply for permission to build a vehicle crossing with a dropped kerb outside your house. You may also need planning permission if your property is located on a classified road. Any unauthorised crossings may be removed and you could be billed for the cost of the work.
Using the council to build a vehicle crossing
Wirral Council appoint a contractor to build a vehicle crossing. You can apply for a vehicle crossing to be built by completing the online form below. You can also call Street Scene on 0151 606 2004.
Find out if you need planning approval
If your property is on a main road, you may need to get planning approval before any work can be started. Contact the Planning section at email@example.com to find out if you will need planning approval.
Employing your own contractor
If you wish, you can use your own contractor to carry out the work. However, it is a legal requirement for Wirral Council to supervise such works. A fee of £135.00 is payable to the council for this service.
The contractor you use must have the relevant Street Works accreditation. They must also have Public Liability insurance of £5 million.
To apply for permission use the form for minor streetworks (up to three days).
Work should not start until a permit has been granted. We cannot recommend a contractor.