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Disabled parking bays


What is a disabled parking bay?

This is a white bay marking on a public road which has the word ‘disabled’ marked alongside it.

Disabled parking bays can be provided on a public road for residents who have no off-street parking. A disabled parking bay lets you park close to your home, but it is not limited to your use.

Apply for a disabled parking bay

To be eligible for a disabled parking bay, you must meet the following criteria and provide documentary evidence of each:

  • you must have a valid Blue Badge
  • you should be the driver of the vehicle requiring the bay (exceptions may be made should the driver reside at the same address)
  • the vehicle must be registered at your address
  • you should receive one of the following:
    • Personal Independence Allowance (PIP) at the enhanced rate for mobility
    • Disability Living Allowance (DLA) at the higher rate for mobility
    • Attendance Allowance

Should you meet all the criteria and wish to apply for a disabled parking bay or require further information, please email parkingrestrictions@tunbridgewells.gov.uk.

Additional information

The highway conditions will be taken into consideration and a disabled parking bay will not be provided in locations that may compromise public safety, such as:

  • on a bend
  • on the brow of a hill
  • close to a junction
  • within a turning head
  • where a road is too narrow
  • where parking is prohibited (e.g. on yellow lines or zig-zag lines)

There are also restrictions on the number of disabled parking bays in one street.