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Planning permission to lower a kerb
You only need planning permission for lowering kerbs that are on classified roads.
A classified road can be identified on a map by the A, B or M prefix.
While you may not need planning permission to lower a kerb, you will always need a roads permit where the kerb is part of a public footway. For more information please see our information on roads permits and permissions.
If planning permission is needed, you should always check that a roads permit will be given first.
If you are planning to lay a hard surface or create a new driveway please see the Scottish Government guidance on householder permitted development for laying a hard surface outside your house. This permitted development information is for houses only and doesn't apply to flats.