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Disabled bay guidelines

How do I apply for an advisory disabled parking bay?

To obtain an advisory disabled parking bay close to your home, an application must be made which demonstrates certain qualification criteria. 

There is a policy in place for the provision of advisory disabled parking bays outside the homes of severely disabled people, where it is considered appropriate. A strict assessment procedure is implemented to ensure that those most in need are catered for.

The advisory disabled parking bay guidelines below provide information on which this policy is based.

If after reading the guidelines you still consider yourself eligible, you can email to request an application form.  Please use 'Disabled Parking Bay Application' in the subject line. 

Please include your full name and address together with your telephone number in the email. If you do not have access to email, please call 01744 676391/676398 to request an application form to be sent in the post.

Each application form will have a unique number and it can only be used by the actual applicant.

We will make every effort to deal with applications as quickly as possible. The whole process usually takes approximately 10-12 weeks from receipt of your application to, if successful, the bay being marked on the highway.

Provision of advisory disabled parking bays involves a site survey to check the location is suitable in terms of road safety and maintaining the flows of traffic, and consultation with local residents may be required.