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If you are a Blue Badge holder with mobility difficulties and don’t have a driveway or garage, you can request a disabled parking space is marked near your home.

Applications

If your request is for a bay to be marked on the road then you will need to make your application to the Highway Authority Hertfordshire County Council or call 0300 123 4047.

If your request is for a bay to be marked on a parking area owned by Stevenage Borough Council (these areas are mostly concrete hardstand areas away from the public highway) please complete the form below.

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Alternatively, call us on 01438 242242 or email 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 the civil parking enforcement officers except in a small number of historic cases.

What will happen 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. However to minimise the costs, marking out of disabled parking spaces will be arranged in conjunction with other roadmarkings by us in the area so there can be a delay of eight or more weeks before we have enough work to justify calling out our contractors. Please note that road markings are rarely carried out in autumn or winter seasons or during prolonged wet weather times.

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).
  • Introduction of a new disabled bay/space will exceed the maximum ratio of one in ten of existing parking spaces.
  • Expired Blue Badge.
  • Demand for parking is relatively low and 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 do have the right of appeal. Therefore you should write to us explaining your reason(s) for the appeal to.

The Appeal will be considered whether or not your application has been properly assessed against the criteria.

Engineering Services

Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House
Danestrete
Stevenage
SG1 1HN

engineers@stevenage.gov.uk

01438 242296

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