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Advisory disabled parking bays can be used by anyone with a Blue Badge. These bays are shown by a white outline painted on the road with the word ‘disabled’ written next to the bay.

We provide these bays free of charge to eligible residents.

You may be eligible to apply for an advisory disabled parking bay outside your home if all of the following apply:

  • you are a Blue Badge holder
  • your household has a car
  • you do not have off-street parking facilities
  • you are having difficulties parking outside your house

This kind of parking bay is advisory only and has no legal standing. It is not an offence for other motorists (blue badge and non-blue badge users) to park in one, although the markings are usually well followed.

We cannot provide bays for vehicles for visiting family members, or carers and friends who do not live at the same address.

Read our disabled parking bay policy for the full eligibility criteria and guidelines on how we assess applications.

How to apply

If your circumstances meet our guidelines you can download and complete the application form for an advisory disabled parking bay (PDF) and return it to the address on the form.

If you do not have printer you can visit your nearest library during staffed hours. If you need help with your application you can visit one of our One Stop Shops.

What happens next

We do not install road markings between November and March due to weather conditions.

For this reason disabled parking bays approved during winter months will be scheduled to be installed from the start of April.

Disabled parking bays approved between April and October can be delayed by prolonged periods of wet weather. We aim to install these bays within 12 weeks of approval.

Faded or removed markings

If a disabled parking bay’s markings have faded and it has been in place for 3 years or more you will need to submit a new application.

This is because blue badges are only valid for 3 years and we have to check that you still meet the criteria.

If the markings are removed as a result of your road being resurfaced you will also need to make a new application if the bay had been in place for 3 or more years.

If in place for less than 3 years, email us to request the marking are replaced using the email address below. You need to include your contact information and describe exactly where the bay was located.

Bay no longer needed

If a disabled parking bay is no longer required you can email

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