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Access protection markings

Access protection markings are single white lines painted on the tarmac in front of driveways and other accesses.

Access protection marking
A standard access protection marking covers from drop kerb to drop kerb.


New markings cost £220.

Before you apply

Access protection marking requests outside private property must meet the following requirements:

  • deter vehicles from parking across an entrance to off-street premises, or where the kerb is dropped to provide a convenient crossing place for pedestrians
  • only be used in conjunction with a dropped kerb and is only advisory
  • only to be used where establishments such as public houses, hotels, schools, sports grounds, churches etc. generate an excessive amount of on-street parking
  • an access protection marking is not a standard road marking requirement for BCP Council to provide for private accesses, therefore all costs for this line must be met by the applicant including ongoing maintenance

Access protection markings cannot be enforced by the police, they are 'courtesy' markings. Where the problem of inconsiderate parking by neighbours exists, obstructions on the highway are the responsibility of the police.

Apply for an access protection marking

Apply for a new access protection marking at your property.


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