A resident is set to launch a petition as he does not believe he should be faced with a bill of up to £2,500 to install a dropped kerb.
John Berry, 63, of Eastfield Road, Wellingborough, is angry he and other householders have received letters from Northamptonshire County Council advising them they should get this work done.
Mr Berry, who has lived at the property for 40 years, said that about ten years ago 11 homes had the work done under a scheme organised by the authority.
However, the construction was not carried out on more than a dozen homes and when Mr Berry asked if the work could be done now he was told there was no more cash available.
He said: “I have lived in this house for 40 years and all the time there has never been a dropped kerb. If I had a dropped kerb it would make it easier to get in and out of the drive.
“Now the county council wants us to pay and I got a quote from a builder who told me it would cost £2,500. None of the people here want to pay when one side was completed and only paid £400 with the council paying the rest.” A spokesman for the council confirmed residents would have received a letter about dropped kerbs.
He said: “If someone wants to park off road they should not be driving over the public highways.
“We recommend they get the work done as it indicates to people a car will be joining the highways. They need to apply to the county council to get the work done.”