Disabled parking bay

If you hold a valid Blue Badge and are having difficulties parking close to your home, you can apply for a disabled parking bay if you:

  • have no off-street parking, such as a garage or driveway
  • are the driver or the driver lives with you

Anyone with a valid blue badge can park in these bays without a time limit; they are not reserved for the applicant.
This service is currently free, and we will send out a written decision when the application has been assessed.

How long will it take

The assessment of an application can take up to 16 weeks.

It then takes a further 12 weeks for the implementation of the bay. Please note, sometimes it may be longer as work of this nature is dependent on weather conditions and outstanding workload.

How it works

Disabled bays on the public highway are accompanied by a sign that states the bay is for disabled badge holders only.

If a vehicle is parked in a bay without a valid disabled blue badge clearly displayed, you can report this to our control room on 01753 825428 and they will visit the area to see if a Penalty Charge Notice can be issued.

Please note: if there are no signs displayed this means it is an advisory bay only and we are unable to take any action against vehicles parked without a badge on display.

Form and guidance notes