Disabled and Blue Badge parking

If you are disabled, the Blue Badge scheme helps you park closer to your destination. It provides you with a Blue Badge that helps you to park your vehicle in various parking places. We can provide parking bays for Blue Badge holders who don't have a driveway and have difficulty parking outside their home.

Blue Badge disabled parking scheme

You can get a Blue Badge if you have severe walking difficulties, are registered blind or you have severe disability in both arms and drive an adapted car.

The badge will be for you, but can be used by someone else if they are providing transport for you.

There is a £10 charge for each Blue Badge.

Apply for a Blue Badge

Once you have a Blue Badge, you may be eligible for parking facilities outside your home if you have difficulty parking there and don’t have a driveway.

Council car parks

Blue Badge holders are entitled to 4 hours free parking in a designated disabled bay in our council-run car parks.

Council-run car parks

 

Disabled parking facilities

Drivers with a disability

To be eligible for assistance, drivers with a disability must meet all of the following criteria:

  • parking demand in the area must be so high that a parking space in close proximity to the address cannot be found for a major part of the day
  • have a permanent and substantial disability
  • must experience severe difficulty in walking, for example the driver is unable to walk further than the kerb
  • must need to drive regularly (the car must be registered at the address)
  • must be in possession of a valid Disabled Persons Parking Badge (Blue Badge)
  • must generally be unable to use public transport

People with a disability who don't drive

In order to be eligible for assistance, passengers must meet all of the following criteria:

  • household must own a car
  • must be in possession of a valid Disabled Persons Parking Badge (Blue Badge)
  • must experience severe walking difficulty in walking, for example you are unable to walk further than the kerb
  • must have a permanent and substantial disability
  • must generally be unable to use public transport

Parking bays are not provided for properties that have a dropped kerb (footway crossing), garage or any front garden parking and may not be implemented if the provision of the parking facilities constitutes a traffic hazard, involves moving street furniture or is not possible because of the proximity of an amenity green.

The parking bay to be provided will be the minimum required to meet the assessed need. Usually a painted disabled parking bay in the road or on the pavement will be provided for the applicants who meet the eligibility criteria outlined above.

Apply for disabled parking facilities

We can provide parking bays for Blue Badge holders who do not have a driveway and have difficulty parking outside their home.

Disabled residents parking places are free of charge, but applicants must meet certain criteria.

Apply for disabled parking facilities

Mobility Services

020 8227 2334 or 020 8227 2325

mobility@lbbd.gov.uk