Disabled parking facilities

Drivers with a disability

In order 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, ie 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 do not 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, ie unable to walk further then the kerb
  • Must have a permanent and substantial disability
  • Must generally be unable to use public transport

Bays are not provided for properties that have a 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
  • Is not possible because of the proximity of an amenity green

The 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.

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