Disabled Parking

Disabled Parking in Eastleigh

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Disabled Parking Bays in residential areas    

It is necessary to ensure that disabled persons parking bays are only provided where there is strong justification.  This is to ensure that the scheme does not fall into disrepute. 

Disabled Applicants

The applicant must hold a valid Blue Badge issued by Hampshire County Council.  A photocopy of both sides of the Blue badge must be submitted with the application as evidence. 

The applicant must drive a vehicle that is registered and kept at their address.  A photocopy of the registration document must be submitted with the application as evidence. 

If the disabled person does not drive but relies on another family member or carer to transport them on a regular basis, a marking will only be provided where the driver permanently resides at the same address.  This is to prevent a parking space from remaining empty for long periods of the day when there may be a shortage of parking space for other residents. 

Parking Difficulties

There must be an evident on-street parking problem close to the applicant’s home. 

Existing Waiting Restrictions

Disabled persons parking bays will not be provided where existing single or double-yellow lines apply.  In cases where waiting restrictions apply, a disabled person who is not the driver may be picked up or set down at the appropriate location. The driver should then move the vehicle to a suitable parking place. 

Parking Facilities

Applicants must not have any alternative off-street parking facilities (e.g. rented or owned garage or hard standing).   Where applicants have a facility they are expected to use it as a parking place, even where it may presently be used for storage of other vehicles or goods. 

If the off-street parking facility is unsuitable (e.g. too narrow to accommodate a wheelchair) the marking may be provided where this can be demonstrated.  Supporting information must be submitted with the application. 

Road Safety

Whatever the personal situation of the applicant, a disabled persons parking bay will not be provided in a position hazardous to road safety or where it could give rise to undue congestion. 

Use 

Disabled persons parking bays cannot be reserved for a particular person or vehicle and no guarantee can be given that a particular bay will always be available for any particular person. Any driver using a disabled persons parking bay must display a Blue Badge at all times.  The marking will be advisory and this Council will not arbitrate or correspond in any dispute arising from its use. 

Preferred Location

Wherever possible, markings will be placed outside the applicant’s property.  Where this is not possible or it is preferable for the bay to be marked in a different location then a sketch and short explanation must be submitted with the application.  As disabled bays can be contentious and require courtesy from other residents you should send written support from your neighbour if you wish the marking to be placed outside their property. 

Funding

At the current time there is no charge made to the applicant for the provision of a disabled persons parking bay. 

Review

The need for the disabled persons parking bay will be reviewed on a regular basis. 

Bay Removal

The applicant must notify the Council immediately if they move house, cease to be a Blue Badge holder, or no longer require the bay or meet the criteria for the marking.

As soon as your application is received you will be contacted and a visit by an engineer arranged, if necessary, to assess your individual circumstances. You will then be informed of the implementation procedure if approved or the reason for your application's refusal. 

If you require further clarification or assistance, contact the Traffic Management Team. 

For Eastleigh Area call 023 8068 8141 or 023 8068 8235

For Hedge End, West End, Botley, Bursledon, Hamble, Hound Area call 023 8068 8141

For Bishopstoke,Fair Oak, Horton Heath, Chandlers Ford, Hiltingbury Area call 023 8068 8235