Advisory Disabled Bay
Stockton Council will consider applications to provide (free of charge) advisory disabled parking bay markings close to properties where a resident's mobility is dependent on them having their vehicle parked immediately outside their home.
Any disabled bay provided under these circumstances is on an advisory basis only, and does not legally exclude other motorists from parking in the bay as no legal order will be created. However, due to the stringent criteria necessary to qualify for the bay, which controls numbers, and the fact neighbours are also consulted experience has shown these markings are in general well respected.
To qualify for an Advisory Disabled Bay you should ensure:
- A member of the household is a disabled person with mobility problems and possesses a Blue Badge
- The disabled person, or a member of the household, owns or drives a vehicle and keeps the vehicle at that address
- There are regular car parking problems in the vicinity of the property
- The applicant has no off-street parking available or the possibility of providing it
- A 6.6 metre parking bay can be accommodated in front of the applicant's property in a safe and suitable position
In certain circumstances council approval to implement an advisory disabled bay will not be granted. These circumstances include where:
- Waiting restrictions are already in operation
- Implementation of the bay would adversely affect road safety or obstruct traffic movements
- An existing Residents' Permit Parking Zone is in place or has been proposed
- Local ward councillors or affected residents formally object
- If the land where a marking is required is not on a public road, assessment / provision is not the responsibility of Stockton Borough Council and would have to be agreed and funded by the landowner.
How to apply for an Advisory Disabled Bay
Please complete and return an application form , or ask a friend,
family member or carer to complete it on your behalf. (If anyone other than
yourself completes the form your behalf we will use that person as a
contact for any further correspondence). The information given is important
to enable us to accurately assess any application.
A supporting letter from an occupational therapist, doctor, or social services contact (if appropriate) may also be submitted along with the application form. This should indicate that mobility is dependent on having a vehicle close to the relevant property.
Advisory Disabled Bay documentsAdvisory Disabled Bay Application Form & Guidance Notes
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