Disabled Parking Spaces
Apply for a new Disabled Parking Space (DPS).
A Disabled Parking Space is a reserved space on the public road for use by Blue Badge holders only.
The purpose of this policy is to help those disabled applicants who have severe mobility difficulties and live in areas where there are known parking issues.
Before you apply
Check your eligibility:
1. You must be a blue badge holder and in receipt of one of the following benefits:
- higher rate of mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
- you receive the enhance rate for the mobility section of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- higher rate of Attendance Allowance and have a letter from a medical practitioner confirming that you would meet the Department for Work and Pensions criteria for the higher rate of mobility component of DLA
2. You must be the driver, or regular passenger, of the vehicle the space is needed for.
3. You must be able to provide evidence that a vehicle is registered and kept at your property (e.g. vehicle registration certificate V5C.)
4. There must be no off-street parking available at or near your property nor the scope to create off-street parking within your property boundary.
Please note if you have space for off street parking, this may require you to:
and the removal of boundary wall, hedges, plants, garden ornaments, etc.
A H-bar marking may be provided for an applicant who has a drive but meets the rest of the criteria.
- we will normally only approve a bay where there is a known parking issue (for example: where the demand for existing on-street spaces often exceeds availability)
- after surveying the site, it may be found that a bay cannot be marked due to existing parking restrictions, road safety or traffic management issues; we can also only mark bays when we have the staff and resources available
- you should be aware that creation of a disabled parking space involves a formal legislative process, which will take a minimum of six months to complete, after approval of your application
- the Council’s decision regarding your application is final and there is no right of appeal
Removal of spaces:
- successful applicants may be asked to provide further evidence annually of eligibility in order to keep their space
- disabled parking spaces that are no longer supported by eligible residents or which are abused will be considered for removal
Using the space:
- any vehicle displaying a valid disabled badge can park in a disabled parking space but other vehicles are prohibited
Children under three:
- that children under three are not eligible for mobility benefits, applications on their behalf will be considered on their individual merits
- evidence of receipt of the middle or higher rates of the care component of DLA/ PIP and a supporting letter from a medical practitioner must be provided.