You can apply for a designated disabled parking bay. Disabled parking bays are non-exclusive and can be used by any vehicle displaying a Blue Badge.

The application process takes approximately 3 months due to the amount of enquiries we get.

The cost of an application is £44, which you'll pay if we can install a disabled parking bay for you.

How to apply for a disabled parking bay

To be eligible for a disabled parking bay, you must be able to prove the following: 

  • you hold a current Blue Badge registered to the address you’re making the application for
  • your vehicle is registered to the address you’re making the application for (in exceptional circumstances, a bay may be granted where the sole driver is also the primary carer, living at the same address)
  • you must be a permanent resident and live at your address full time to minimise the time a bay is left empty
  • you do not have an adequate private parking facility, such as a garage or driveway.

Where disabled bays cannot be provided

Bays cannot be provided in the following locations:

  • on private land, for example land maintained privately by a housing association or a particular council department that isn’t a public road
  • on a bend, brow of a hill, close to a junction, or within a turning area in use
  • where parking is not allowed in front of your address (such as marked bus stops, yellow lines or zig zags)
  • on a verge, speed hump or other uneven surface
  • where the road is too narrow
  • outside other residents’ houses in most circumstances
  • where the applicant would be required to cross a busy road to access the bay.

Apply for a disabled parking bay to be painted

Request removal of a disabled parking bay

You can request the removal of a parking bay online.

You will need to tell us the location of the parking bay.

Request removal of a disabled parking bay