Disabled parking bays

Formal bay with signs

These are usually found in town/village centres near to public buildings/facilities and are used by a variety of disabled badge holders. A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) is required to enable enforcement and a sign is provided adjacent to the bay.

A valid disabled badge must be displayed by any vehicle using the bay.

Advisory bay with road markings

These are designed to help people with serious health problems affecting their mobility who have no existing off street parking facilities.  The highway outside their property can be marked to help them to park as close to their home as possible. Applications must fulfil the necessary conditions, and each location must be considered before a decision is made.

These bays are in residential areas and may be used by all disabled users.  As they are advisory only, they do not go through the lengthy TRO procedure but this also means they cannot be enforced.  However, experience has shown that this type of facility is usually respected by neighbouring residents. 

Please read the guidance notes for further information.

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