6. Applying for a disabled parking space
Disabled parking spaces are designated with white lines and a traffic sign. Anyone with a Blue Badge can park in any disabled bay, even if it is outside your house (with or without your permission).
Disabled parking bays require a legal order to be completed before they can be introduced. Due to limited financial resources it is only possible for applications to be considered annually should funding be available. Applicants must therefore be aware that there is likely to be a delay in progressing their application.
This legal process is also subject to a public advertisement period when objections can be submitted.
Before You Apply
To qualify for a Disabled Parking Bay you must:
- Be a Blue Badge Holder (this does not mean you are necessarily the driver) and have a Blue Badge valid for at least a year
- Have a taxed and insured car registered at the Blue Badger Holder’s address
- Not have the use of an off street parking place
It is important to locate disabled parking bays in a location that is convenient to the applicant and safe for pedestrians and motorists. Sites on yellow lines or where traffic would be obstructed are problematic. If it is not not possible to locate a disabled parking bay in a safe location the application will be refused.
Due to limited financial resources it is only possible for applications to be considered annually should funding be available. Applicants must therefore be aware that there is likely to be a delay in progressing their application.
Disabled parking places
Blue Badges are only for on-street parking.
There are disabled car parks in most Council parking lots.
Disabled bus passes
You might also be eligible for a disabled bus pass.