If you are a Blue Badge holder, own a car and have difficulty parking near your home, you may be able to have a disabled parking bay installed. Please be aware however that disabled bays are designated for the use of anyone holding a valid badge.
Applying for a disabled parking bay
The following criteria applies to applications for disabled parking bays:
- The applicant must hold a valid blue badge and be a driver of a car registered to them and their property. In some cases a live in carer (partner or parent) can be the driver.
- An application will be unsuccessful if the applicant has an existing off-street parking facility, or one that can be provided at or near to their property, i.e. drive or garage or any other off street parking.
- A disabled bay cannot be installed in locations where there are other parking bays, or where there is high demand for parking, i.e. near a High Street.
- The vehicle registration document must be provided and must confirm that the vehicle is registered to the address in the application.
- Applicants must be on the enhanced rate scoring 12 points for the Moving Around activity part of PIP.
- An engineer will visit the site and a decision will be made on whether a disabled bay can be installed.
- There is no guarantee that a disabled bay will be granted to applicants who hold a valid a valid Blue Badge.
What happens next
Once the administrative process is complete, we are required to inform Councillors and local residents to ensure there are no issues. A Traffic Order is also required to allow enforcement of the bay. The time taken from a successful application to installation therefore can be several months.
Removing a disabled bay
If the disabled bay is no longer required, please inform us as soon as possible, so that we can make arrangements to remove it.