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)

Apply for a disabled parking bay

 

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.)