An epi­demic of dropped kerbs

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY NEWS -

PARK­ING: New analysis re­veals a dra­matic growth in off-road park­ing as res­i­dents ap­ply for kerbs to be low­ered to al­low ve­hi­cles to ac­cess their prop­erty. Across the

UK, suc­cess­ful ap­pli­ca­tions for the in­stal­la­tion of dropped kerbs in­creased by 49 per cent be­tween 2013 and 2015, ac­cod­ing to Di­rect Line. One rea­son is the in­crease of on­street park­ing re­stric­tions. Lo­cal au­thor­i­ties across the UK are gen­er­at­ing mil­lions of pounds in rev­enue from dropped kerb ap­pli­ca­tions. Some lo­cal au­thor­i­ties,such as Rochdale Coun­cil, do not charge for ap­pli­ca­tions while Dorset County Coun­cil bills £267.50.

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