Disabled people - parking bays
The council can provide parking bays for disabled people in residential streets if they meet certain eligibility criteria.
- not already have accessible on-plot parking available
- frequently use a vehicle registered at the address
- have a valid Blue Badge*
They should also qualify for the higher rate mobility component of the disability living allowance. If they are over 65 and not in receipt of the higher rate then an alternative assessment will be made.
In addition, a needs assessment will be carried out based on the information provided with the application form and medical questionnaire.
Please note that on-street disabled parking bays cannot be provided where they might result in a road safety problem.
* You can find out more about Blue Badges, and how to apply for one, on our Disabled people - parking permits - Blue Badge page.
Spaces are available in a number of locations in and around the town centre.
Blue Badge holders are reminded to park in accordance with the guidance issued with the badge. Please ensure that your badge and clock are displayed correctly when required.
Location of parking spaces for disabled people
You can check where your nearest on-street parking space is by using Find my nearest. Use the address search box to find your location then click on 'Nearby On-Street Disabled Parking'. The parking spaces are shown in green on the map.
If you want to find out about parking spaces available for disabled people in car parks please use the Google map below. To see the whole borough please click on the 'View in a larger map' link.