You can apply to apply to have a designated disabled parking bay. Disabled parking bays are non-exclusive and can be used by anyone with a blue badge.

How to apply for a disabled parking bay

To be eligible for a disabled parking bay, you must be able to prove one of 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

Apply for a disabled parking bay

The available spaces reserved for disabled parking does not exceed 25 per cent 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 a turning head of a cul-de-sac
  • where the road is too narrow
  • where parking is already prohibited (such as yellow lines, zigzags, etc.)