It is important to appreciate that there is no right to a parking space outside or even near to your property, this includes disabled parking bays, however; the Council does make every reasonable effort to assist individuals with disabled parking bays where a qualifying need can be evidenced.
You can apply for a disabled parking bay if you're a disabled resident and you don't have a driveway or another place to park on your property, and you have difficulty parking outside your home.
Remember the disabled parking bay isn’t reserved for you, it can be used by anyone with a Blue Badge.
Who can apply for a disabled parking bay?
To apply you must:
- have a blue badge
- be awarded the mobility component of PIP, DLA or awarded Attendance Allowance, and they must be paid at the enhanced/higher rate
- and have a car registered at your address (this can be your car, the car of someone that lives with you, a lease car or company car).
If you are a carer or someone who supports the blue badge holder, you can apply on their behalf. The process can take up to 6 months from receiving your application but we always try to install bays as quickly as we can.