Apply for a disabled parking bay near your home
Please note that holding a valid blue badge does not automatically qualify you for a disabled bay to be installed outside your property, which is subject to separate criteria. Installing bays is costly for the Council and reduces the total available parking on any particular street (due to the minimum length and width requirements of a bay) therefore bays are only installed in the most extreme cases which meet the criteria
Before applying for a disabled parking bay near your home, please read the information below.
Who can get a disabled parking bay?
You can apply to for a blue badge (disabled persons) parking bay to be added near your home if you:
- have a blue badge
- have severe difficulty in walking
- drive (or if requesting for a badge holder under 16 years old requires the use of mobility equipment or appliances to be carried from the vehicle to the property)
- live in Sutton
- don't have any off-street parking or a private garage within a short walking distance
- have no recorded warnings/cautions/prosecutions for misuse of your blue badge, by yourself or others, or misuse of any blue badge recorded at the address of the application.
The bay can be used by anyone with a blue badge, but the aim is that it will be mostly used by you (the badge holder) and not by any relative/carer/visitor to your property unless they are also a badge holder.
Where can disabled parking bays go?
The parking bay can go near to your home, but not:
- if traffic conditions prevent it
- within 10 metres of a junction
- across dropped kerbs
- where existing parking restrictions are in force (this varies from case to case)
- where it would be dangerous to other road users
Time scales for disabled parking bay ?
Start by talking to your neighbours about the bay and why it would help you. Then, once you've applied, the process usually takes up to 6 months:
- we'll check you hold a blue badge
- we'll take a look at the site and the traffic around it and consult with the traffic police
- if it's ok, a legal procedure starts involving a public consultation
- this gives 3 weeks for any objections to be received
- if there are objections, the process can take longer than 6 months.