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Create Off-Road Parking With Pavement Lowering Across The Whole Of Sussex

With less and less parking available on the road, homeowners and businesses have increasingly turned to off-road parking solutions. At Sussex Driveways, we can create valuable parking space in front of your property, or simply create a vehicle crossover (or dropped kerb) for you. With over 40 years of experience, we have the expertise to advise you on all the planning and legal requirements that come with this task.

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    What You Need To Know About Pavement Lowering

    All local councils have different consents and grants that need to be given before you can commence with your pavement lowering, drop kerb, or crossover project. Working across Brighton and Hove, East and West Sussex, Worthing, Eastbourne, Horsham, and Haywards Heath, we can help you to navigate council requirements, including:


    – Any Searches That Need To Be Made To Locate Utilities Such As Gas, Electric & Telephone Lines

    – Any Fees Associated With Our Project Application

    – Any Work That Needs To Be Carried Out By A Council Approved Contractor


    At Sussex Driveways, we are here to make your application a hassle-free process. Simply request a quote from us today to get the ball rolling.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the law on dropped kerbs?

    It is illegal to park in your driveway without a crossover. This is because vehicles crossing the pavement without a crossover can damage the pavement. So, to legally park on your driveway you need to have a correctly installed crossover. Depending on your local council you may need to have planning permission before constructing one. At Sussex Driveways we can help you navigate the
    sometimes-complex planning permission process.

    Do crossovers need planning permission?

    Crossovers normally do require planning permission. Although some councils do not require planning permission for crossovers, most of those we have worked with in the South East do. However, if you meet the council’s criteria and safety standards, and none of your immediate neighbours object to it, the council will likely say yes.

    A good first step is to check your local council’s website for details on the costs and process for applying for a crossover. Or, call us and our team can help guide you through the process from application all the ways to the actual kerb drop.

    Why Choose Us?

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    A Knowledge Local Business

    With over 40 years experience, Sussex Driveways can advise you on all council rules and regulations across Brighton and Hove, and East and West Sussex.

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    Our Council Assurance & Guarantees

    You can rest easy knowing we are a local authority approved team with £10 million in public liability insurance.

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    Highly Trained Staff

    Our team of street work licenced SWQR Workers are all fully trained and highly experienced at pavement lowering, dropping kerbs, and crossovers.

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    Value For Money

    From our competitive quotes to the quality materials we use, we’re here to provide our residential and commercial customers with unrivalled value for money.

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    For All Things Driveway Related Across Sussex, Call Us Today:

    01273 600666 / 01273 818102