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Dropped Vehicle Crossing Form

Somerset County Council

Operations Director for Economic & Community Infrastructure

Application to Construct a Vehicle Crossing Over The Highway, Footway or Verge in

Accordance with:-

Highways Act 1980, Section 184

New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA), Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA)

Guidance Notes

  • Please note there is a fee of £90.00 to cover administration and site inspection costs. Cheques should be made payable to Somerset County Council, and must accompany this application form.

  • Please note that this fee is non-refundable.

  • Please read the specific Schedule of Conditions prior to completing the form.

  • Applicants (homeowners), intending to construct a vehicle crossing must contact their Local Planning Authority (LPA), as planning permission may be required. Where required, planning permission must be obtained prior to submitting this application.

  • If the proposed works requires piping, culverting or obstructs an ordinary watercourse, whether permanent or temporary, it is a legal requirement under section 23 of the Land Drainage Act to seek consent from the relevant authority. For more information visit

  • The permit is valid for 3 months. Subsequent extensions will require a new application and are subject to a further fee.