If you want to install a driveway, the application process depends on the type of house you live in. All applications must include a suitable plan clearly showing the location of the proposed driveway and the dimensions along with the construction details.
If you live in a Council house and have been granted approval for a footway crossing, you also need to get approval from the Sales and Consents Unit to make the internal modifications to form a driveway.
Sales and Consents Unit
Early Intervention and Community Empowerment
Aberdeen City Council
Lower Ground West
01224 522136 or 01224 543645.
Housing association houses
If you live in a housing association house, you will need to get consent from the housing association before you apply.
Privately owned houses
If you own your house, you don't need any additional consent in order to apply.
Your application will require planning permission if:
- The property is a flat
- The construction work involves over 0.5 metres depth of excavation or infill.
- The verge/footway has grass over 2.5 metres wide.
- The driveway accesses on to a classified route (e.g. an 'A' class, 'B' class road etc).
- The property is a listed building or is situated in a conservation area.
There is a standard charge for submitting a planning application so we advise making sure that your application complies with the policy on footway crossings before you submit it.