Parking bays for Blue Badge holders
If you are a Blue Badge holder with mobility difficulties and don’t have a driveway or garage, you can make a request for a disabled parking space to be marked near your home.
Bays on public roads
Applications to have a bay marked on a public road must be made to Hertfordshire County Council, please visit their website for more information or call 0300 123 4047.
Bays not on public roads
If your request is for a bay to be marked on a parking area (not a road) owned by Stevenage Borough Council (these areas are mostly concrete hardstand areas away from the public highway) please fill in an online form.
Alternatively, call us on 01438 242242 or email us to ask for an application form to be sent out.
Disabled bays in residential areas are only provided as advisory 'courtesy bays' and are not enforceable by civil parking enforcement officers, except in a few historic cases.
After you apply
The location requested for a disabled parking space will be visited. We will take into consideration any known traffic issues in the area. We may also contact the Police and/or Hertfordshire County Council.
If the road or the location already benefits from one or more disabled parking spaces, we will have to consult with other residents as we normally permit only one in every ten parking spaces to be marked for disabled use only.
If your application is successful, we will arrange for marking out of the most suitable space in the desired area free of charge to you. To minimise cost the marking of the disabled parking space will be done when we have similar works in the area. This means the space may take eight of more weeks to be set up. This is likely to be longer in Autumn or Winter because the weather makes road marking difficult.
You must notify us of any changes to your circumstances (eligibility, change of address, change of vehicle, etc). We may periodically ask for your up-to-date details for eligibility purposes.
Please be aware that an advisory disabled space can be used by any ‘blue badge’ holder as the space will not be for your sole use.
Possible reasons for refusal
- Proposed location will impinge on highway safety (obstruction of sight lines, vehicle or pedestrians’ right of way, presence of single or double yellow lines).
- The introduction of a new disabled bay/space will exceed the maximum ratio of one in seven existing parking spaces.
- Expired Blue Badge.
- Demand for parking is relatively low, so acceptable parking space can be found.
- Construction of a vehicle cross-over (dropped kerbs) to park a vehicle within the boundaries of the property is possible.
Right of Appeal
If you are refused you have the right of appeal. You need to write to us explaining your reason(s) for the appeal.
The appeal will be considered whether your application has been properly assessed against the criteria or not.
Blue Badge parking bays
There are a number of on-street parking bays available around the town centre for blue badge holders. There are also blue badge parking bays in some of our car parks.
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Download a map showing where the parking bays are.
Stevenage Borough Council