A vehicle crossover allows you to access your property safely and easily when you are using a car or other domestic vehicle. This is achieved by dropping the kerb from its normal height and the pavement or verge is strengthened to take the weight of the vehicle crossing it.
There are two stages to this application process, the first stage is for the property owner to contact Actionline on 0800 519 1919.
Please also take a look at our Vehicle Crossing FAQ's which explains the application process in more detail.
Once you have written permission from us, you can then make a choice as to who you would like to carryout the works to install the crossing (i.e. us or a contractor of your choice).
The second stage of the application process is applicable to contractors only who have been instructed to carry out the works on behalf of the owner of the property to which the permission relates. If you are a NRSWA accredited contractor please apply for a S171 Licence using the forms at the bottom of this page.
• Evidence of £10 million Public Liability Insurance policy
• Evidence that the supervisor and operatives that are to carry out the work are accredited under the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991
• Include a site plan, to scale showing the location of the works
• Traffic Management Plan
Fees will be applicable and conditions attached
• Licence fee £205
• Inspection Fee (4 x £55.00 each) = £220
• Deposit £78 per m2 of reinstatement (minimum deposit £520)
• Fee for manual notices £30.25
Cheques payable to Southampton City Council
Application evaluation process
We will endeavour to process your application as quickly as possible. Due to the nature of this licence and third party interest we will aim to grant licences within 8 weeks of the application being made. This however is subject to receiving all required documentation, correct payment and your traffic management requirements i.e. temporary road/lane closures may increase the time period needed.
Will tacit consent apply?
No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact us.
Mandatory - Licence conditions attached to this application are at the bottom of this page.
Apply by post, download, complete the form and return to the address below:
Highways Service Partnership
City Depot and Recycling Park
First Avenue, Millbrook
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8079 8077
Fax: +44 (0)23 8051 2883
Failed application and licence holder redress
Please contact the Local Authority in the first instance.
Applicants may appeal to the West Hampshire Magistrates' Court against refusal to issue a licence or against conditions of the licence.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.