Disabled person's parking bays in residential areas
To help residents who do not have off-street parking provision and are unable to create parking within the bounds of their property, a disabled bay road marking may be considered. The following criteria must be met:
- A vehicle must be registered and normally kept at the applicant’s address. It must be regularly driven by the applicant, or by a resident member of the family or a resident carer to transport the applicant.
- The applicant must be a holder of a valid Blue Badge.
- The applicant must be unable to park in the vicinity of their home on a regular basis due to the area being heavily congested with parked vehicles.
- The applicant must not have or be able to create a vehicular access to his/her property, own or have use of a garage or hard standing close to his/her property which could be reasonably used as an off-street parking area.
- There must be a suitable safe location on the highway for the vehicle to park where it will not give rise to undue congestion or be detrimental to road safety.
If there are already a number of disabled bays in a residential road and it can be shown that this is affecting the ability of non-blue badge holder residents to park or that an existing bay is seldom used a review may be undertaken before further applications are considered.
A disabled persons’ parking bay is available for use by any blue badge holder irrespective of the original applicant.
Many communal parking areas are owned and managed by housing associations, such as VIVID and Sovereign. In these cases applicants are advised to contact the companies direct.
Applying for a disabled bay
To apply for a disabled parking bay near your home, please email email@example.com, phone 01256 844844 or write to:
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council