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 £40.
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)
Where disabled bays can’t be provided
Bays can't 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, zigzags, etc.)