The Blue Badge Scheme is designed to help severely disabled people to travel independently, as either a driver or a passenger, by allowing them to park close to their destination.
A blue badge is issued to a person, not to a vehicle. This means that you do not need to own a car to have a blue badge and you are not limited to travelling in only one car.
Car parks disabled spaces
See our Car Parks page for details of those with disabled spaces available throughout the region.
Apply for disabled parking
If you wish to request a reserved parking space or 'keep clear' markings (pdf 212KB), please complete the application form and return it to the Local Roads Office. You can also apply to lower the kerb outside your house.
On receipt of the completed application form an assessment will be made and the applicant advised of the outcome.