You can apply for a designated disabled parking bay. Disabled parking bays are non-exclusive and can be used by anyone who displays a Blue Badge.
The application process takes approximately 3 months.
The cost of an application is £42.
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 property you wish to make the application for
- you own and drive the vehicle registered at the home address (in exceptional circumstances, the council may install a bay where the sole driver is also the primary carer and living at the same address)
- you do not have adequate off road parking facilities, such as a garage or driveway
- the location of a potential space is not listed in the Highway Code as a place where vehicles should not be parked
- the location is on a public road and not on private land
- there are no waiting restrictions or bus stops in front of your home
- the available spaces reserved for disabled parking do not exceed 25% of the total number of parking spaces in the area (as this is the legal limit under the legislation).
Apply for a disabled parking bay to be painted
Where disabled bays cannot be provided
Bays cannot be provided in the following locations:
- on a bend or brow of a hill
- close to a junction
- within the turning head of a cul-de-sac
- where the road is too narrow
- where parking is already prohibited (such as yellow lines and zigzags).
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.