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    • T3RRY
    • By T3RRY 15th Mar 17, 10:09 PM
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    Dropped Kerb Application Refused..
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    • 15th Mar 17, 10:09 PM
    Dropped Kerb Application Refused.. 15th Mar 17 at 10:09 PM
    Hi All,

    I have just moved into a traditional terraced house in a close with your usual on-street parking affair going on outside the front. I am right at the end of the close so the road terminates on my property boundary (i.e. no Pavement, just a kerb). The Close has two bays enough for only six cars in total with one bay permanently taken by one household.

    However, the front of my property has plenty of space for two vehicles, but I have a particular Neighbour that instants on parking in-front there and then tends to call her friend from the opposite Close to park in-front of the property (even when the bays are free) so as to reserve the space for either her or her partner when she goes out, this leaves us without parking in some cases. They have been very cold to us from the day we moved in dispute us doing the neighbourly thing of introducing ourselves around the close. We have only been here less than a month and currently there is no dialog with these particular neighbours.

    I applied to the County council to grant permission to install a dropped kerb outside my property, however, it was turned down as the proposed area was deemed smaller than the minimum required size for off-road parking (by 0.5m) despite the opposite neighbour having the exact proposed drive. I have appealed twice and they are still standing by their decision.

    1) Is there a way I can appeal further up in the chain of command? as the guy I was taking to was the same person receiving the appeal.

    2) Get some local contractor to install a dropped kerb without council permission, they never bothered to check the first time round I applied it was only on appeal that the guy came out as I challenged for the measurements they took. Could this end badly?

    3) Can I put a kerb rump and tell people not to park in front of the house?

    Any ideas or experiences?
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    • WYSPECIAL
    • By WYSPECIAL 15th Mar 17, 10:34 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 10:34 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 10:34 PM
    Having a dropped kerb won't automatically stop people from parking there. Depends where you live as to whether or not it is an offence
    Last edited by WYSPECIAL; 15-03-2017 at 10:46 PM.
    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 15th Mar 17, 10:38 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 10:38 PM
    1) Ask the council what your options for appealing are.

    2) Don't. First of all it's not the right thing to do. Secondly, if you suspect certain neighbours have taken a disliking to you, it's possible that they'll object to your move (because it's depriving them of a space they use lawfully) and inform the council. The council could then reinstate the original kerb and bill you for the work. You can be sure it won't be a couple of hundred quid...

    3) What's a kerb rump? Whatever it is, you don't have the authority to tell people where they can and cannot park.

    I'd suggest the appeal route but if that's not possible, you're a bit stuck, unless you're prepared to play the same sort of games your neighbours play.
    • the_r_sole
    • By the_r_sole 15th Mar 17, 11:09 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 11:09 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 11:09 PM
    If the space is too small then there is little chance of ever appealing it, the highways/roads won't deviate from minimum space dimensions - if the guy across the road has the same sized space and an approved dropped kerb it's likely that his parking space was approved a number of years ago
    • stator
    • By stator 16th Mar 17, 12:13 AM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 12:13 AM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 12:13 AM
    if the guy across the road has the same sized space and an approved dropped kerb it's likely that his parking space was approved a number of years ago
    Originally posted by the_r_sole
    or not at all

    You'll have to change your plans to meet their minimum requirements.
    Or contact your councillor for advice if you think the rules are silly
    Changing the world, one sarcastic comment at a time.
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 16th Mar 17, 8:26 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 8:26 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 8:26 PM
    You could try the local press. A house in this area was repeatedly refused permission for a dropped kerb because it was a main road (all neighbours had one). There was a lot of fuss in the local press, and eventually he got permission.
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