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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.
To apply you must:
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.
We have a 10% rule which states that the number of disabled parking bays in any given block of properties within a road should not exceed 10% of the number of houses within that block. For example, a block of 30 terraced houses within a road should not have more than 3 disabled parking bays located on it. This is to ensure a balance for all road user’s safety and accessibility, between the desire to protect public highway for disabled parking and parking capacity for other residents
The parking bay is intended for a vehicle kept at the address of the blue badge holder and you'll need to provide proof of this when applying.
To apply you'll need to provide evidence of being awarded one of the following:
Evidence should be uploaded as a scanned version, or clear digital photos, of your whole award document, which must include the section showing payment at the higher/enhanced rate.
You must provide all of this information and evidence, ideally at the time that you apply, but no later than 21 days from when your application was made. If you don't provide your evidence your application will be closed and you'll need to re-apply.
After you apply we’ll assess the information and evidence you've provided, and complete an inspection of the road at the application address.
We will then consult with your closest neighbours and update you on whether or not a disabled parking bay can be installed. Following this we will complete any required legal work and inform you of when our contractor is likely to mark the bay.
If we are unable to provide a bay, we’ll explain why.
If you no longer have a valid blue badge, have or will be changing address, or there is no longer a car registered at your home address, please let us know using the contact us form as soon as possible.
If you would like to withdraw your application, please let us know by using the contact us form.
If you have a problem with this form, please either attend the contact centre or send a written letter stating your intent to withdraw to:
Warrington Borough Council
To prevent fraud, we don't allow withdrawal of an application by phone.
If you have noticed a bay that is not used, please let us know using the contact us form.