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Disabled parking bays
Lancashire County Council, as highway authority, is responsible for the provision of on-street disabled parking bays.
The County Council receives numerous requests for disabled parking bays to be provided outside residential properties. There is no charge for this, but in order to meet this demand a process has been agreed and approved by the County Council that allows each case to be assessed using set criteria. In approved cases, and subject to the Traffic Regulation Order (external link which opens a PDF document) process, a bay is marked on the highway outside or near to the applicant's home.
In each case, the parking place will be sited as near as possible to the applicant's property, but the following must be taken into consideration:
- traffic flow
- the interests of the owners and occupiers of adjoining properties
- access to premises
- road safety
- road width
Note: An on-street disabled parking bay cannot be reserved for the exclusive use of an individual and may be used by any Blue Badge holder.
In order to obtain a disabled parking bay, the applicant must make a successful application which demonstrates the satisfaction of certain qualification criteria. To qualify for a disabled parking bay, the applicant must first hold a valid Blue Badge and:
- demonstrate a genuine need for the bay requested (find it difficult to park near to home for a major portion of the day)
- not have access to private parking within or near the premises
- must normally be the car driver (although this condition can be waived in special circumstances)
Contact: Contact for Disabled Parking Bays
Department: Lancashire County Council
Telephone: 0845 053 0000Customer Service Centre, County Hall, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 3NU