Advisory disabled parking bay

We can install an on street advisory disabled parking bay for residents providing that:

  • a disabled Blue Badge holder lives at the address outside which the bay is to be marked
  • a vehicle is registered to or there is a vehicle lease agreement in place for a resident of the address outside which the bay is to be marked
  • the location is not subject to waiting restrictions or pay and display parking bays
  • the location of the bay is safe and the parking of a vehicle in the bay will not cause congestion on the road network

The location of a bay may not be directly outside the Blue Badge holder's property. It will be placed close to the property but in a position to make the best use of the road.

We will not mark a bay if the reason for marking it is to enable a person who is not resident at the property to park.

The marking is advisory and as such cannot be enforced by us or the police. It works on the basis that residents and other motorists leave the area free for the disabled resident to park in out of courtesy.

Please note: the disabled bay is not reserved for the resident outside whose property it is marked. Any disabled driver may be liable to use the bay and complaints on this basis will not lead to any action by us.

How to apply

You can make an application to us for the installation of an advisory parking bay by using the link below:

Apply for an advisory parking bay

Alternatively you can print and complete the disabled persons parking bay application form (PDF 96Kb).

Please note: we reserve the right to not install the marking should it feel that it will not be successful or will lead to undue community tensions.

Similarly, if the marking is installed and is shown to be causing problems in the neighbourhood, we reserve the right to have the marking removed.