We'll carry out a site visit to check the application against the criteria and respond within 20 working days.
If you're refused
You’ll receive a response from us explaining the reasons for the refusal. The fee is non-refundable even if the application is refused
If you're approved
You'll receive an approval letter and construction drawings if your application does fit the criteria. You can then arrange for an accredited contractor to book road space and construct the dropped kerb/vehicle access to our specification.
The construction work must be completed within one year from the date of the approval letter after which you will be required to submit a new application with all applicable fees or apply for an extension to your approval.
It's a legal requirement under the New Roads and Street Works Act (1991) that any contractor excavating or working in the highway has:
As the applicant, you are responsible for ensuring your contractor has the necessary qualifications (Please see link above) and the necessary insurance cover, to undertake the work.
You are also responsible for ensuring that your contractor applies to the Traffic Management team at email@example.com prior to commencing any work, to arrange the booking of road space. We will also check qualifications and insurance cover at this point.
It's an offence to carry out works within the public highway (including public rights of way) without the permission of the highway authority.
Inspection of the Dropped Kerb Access
Following the booking of road space, Suffolk Highways will be made aware of the date when works are to be carried out.
During this time and after completion, you are responsible for ensuring the area of work is made available for inspection to assess that the crossing is constructed in accordance with our guidance and specification and is in the approved location.
Should the dropped kerb access be different to that agreed, you will be instructed to put it right. The alternative will be that Suffolk Highways will undertake the necessary work and charge you for this.