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