What is a disabled parking bay?
A disabled parking bay is a parking space which we can install near the home of a Blue Badge holder who has no access to a garage, driveway or other off-street parking and cannot regularly park near to their home.
Any Blue Badge holder can use a disabled parking bay. They are not reserved for the applicant's sole use, even if the applicant funds the bay themselves.
If you are interested in applying for a Blue Badge, please visit our Blue Badge section.
Apply for a disabled parking bay
If you meet the following criteria, please use our online form to apply for the installation of a disabled parking bay near your home.
Disabled parking bays can only be used by vehicles displaying a Blue Badge. You can apply for the installation of a disabled parking bay near your home, but you must meet the following criteria to be considered:
- No access to a garage, driveway or other off-street parking
- Hold a valid disabled driver’s Blue Badge
- Regularly be unable to park conveniently near to your home, due to heavy on-street parking
- Be either the driver of the vehicle, or the driver must be a resident at your address
- A suitable location for the disabled parking bay can be found that is acceptable in terms of achieving a balance of parking provision
We have an annual budget for providing disabled parking bays. We will put successful applicants onto a list and bays will be installed until we have spent the budget.
Successful applicants also have the option to fund their own bay, at a cost of approximately £1,700. If you would like to fund your own bay, please email email@example.com.
How long the application process will take
The provision of a bay is subject to a legal process that can take several months to complete. The legal process allows for the public to make objections. This means we cannot guarantee that a disabled parking bay will be installed.
Disabled parking bays that are no longer required
If a disabled parking bay is no longer required, please get in touch with the Policy and Regulation Team with the details.
Policy and Regulation Team