1) Do you have any plans to expand the number of dedicated Blue Badge parking spaces in your local authority area?
Provision of disabled parking spaces in residential areas is made on request for eligible applicants in line with Policy.
In non-residential settings such as town centres, disabled parking provision is considered as part of comprehensive reviews of parking, details of current reviews are online at Traffic Regulation Orders
2) The current number of dedicated Blue Badge parking spaces in your local authority area
3) The current number of Blue Badge holders registered in your local authority area
38991 ( as of 02/07/2019)
4) The number of drivers who have received a fine for misusing a disabled parking bay in your local authority area (broken down by month for the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 to date)
Fines are not issued for the misuse of disabled parking bays. Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) contravention code 40 is used when a car is ‘parked in a designated disabled person’s parking place without displaying a valid disabled person’s badge’. More general information about that is available online.
5)The new eligibility criteria for Blue Badge holders in your local authority, following the announcement of the expansion of the scheme to include invisible medical conditions announced in June 2019