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Disabled parking bay

Under certain circumstances we can provide one of two types of disabled parking bay for blue badge holders.

  1. A formal space – normally found in town centres, these can also be placed in residential parking zones. The word DISABLED is written alongside the bay, and a restriction plate showing the blue disabled symbol is mounted next to the bay. They are covered by a Traffic Regulation Order, which can be enforced by a Civil Enforcement Officer.
  2. An advisory space – normally provided where parking is at a premium in a residential area not controlled by waiting restrictions. Advisory bays are marked with the word DISABLED, but they don’t have a restriction plate showing the blue disabled symbol accompanying them. They can’t be enforced and no action can be taken against anyone else who parks there.

A bay can’t be provided solely for an individual and is available for any Blue Badge Holder.

Applying for a parking bay

  • You must be a blue badge holder.
  • You must be the driver, or regular passenger, of the vehicle the space is needed for.
  • The vehicle must be based at your property and the driver must also be resident.
  • There must be no off-street parking available at or near your property.

We will normally only approve a bay where there is a known parking issue.

If you are eligible an initial assessment will be made by our Customer Service Centre to identify a suitable location for the bay.  This will be subject to an on-site assessment to ensure that the bay can be safely and practically sited.  If, after surveying the site it is found that a bay cannot be marked due to existing parking restrictions, road safety or traffic management issues you will be contacted.

The marking of advisory bays can take 12 to 16 weeks.  A formal mandatory bay can take up to 8 months due to the necessity for a Traffic Regulation Order.

To apply for a bay phone 0345 155 1004 and we will check your eligibility.