Disabled people - parking bays
The council can provide parking bays for disabled people in residential streets if they meet certain eligibility criteria.
These bays reserve parking areas for vehicles displaying a valid blue badge. It should be noted where a bay is marked out, it cannot be reserved for an individual.
If you are considering applying for disabled parking bay, you should be aware the applicants should:
- not already have accessible on-plot parking available
- frequently use a vehicle registered at the address
- have a valid Blue Badge*
Applicants 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.
Please note that on-street disabled parking bays cannot be provided where they might result in a road safety problem.
In addition, a needs assessment will be carried out based on the information provided within the application form and medical questionnaire.
If you already have a disabled parking bay or are aware of one, and you believe requires remarking please use our Condition of road - report.
You can access our application for disabled parking bay by downloading an application form for a disabled person's parking bay. (PDF, 79kb)
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. Our list of council car parks also provides information about car parks with parking spaces for holders of Blue Badges.
To see the whole borough please click on the 'View in a larger map' link.