H bar marking

If you live in East or South Ayrshire you can apply to have markings placed across dropped kerbs or driveways to help keep the area clear of obstructions. 

The presence of dropped kerbs at a pedestrian crossing point or driveway should be sufficient for drivers to identify the area as somewhere they should not park, however some drivers either do not notice or choose to ignore the drop kerbs and park across them. This causes difficulties for pedestrians, wheelchair users and residents in using their driveways.

There is provision within the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 for the Council to provide a road marking across dropped kerbs or driveways. A single white line with short transverse markings at either end is the approved road marking. It is commonly referred to as an H-bar marking. 

This marking is an advisory marking intended to highlight the presence of a dropped kerb or driveway and to deter drivers from parking there. Although the markings have no legal standing, actual obstruction of a driveway is a matter Police Scotland can deal with.


H Bar Marking Cost
H Bar Marking (East Ayrshire) £258.30 (initial fee) for each driveway marking applied
H Bar Marking (South Ayrshire)  £284.13 (initial fee) for each driveway marking applied
  • You will be liable for all future maintenance costs of the H-bar. If you are a blue badge holder (Blue Badge scheme) you are exempt from these charges.


 H Bar Marking - Application 

 Contact Information 

Phone: 01563 503 160

E-mail: enquiries@ayrshireroadsalliance.org

Address:  Ayrshire Roads Alliance, Opera House, 8 John Finnie Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1DD