Newham

Disabled persons' parking bays

If you have a Blue Badge you may qualify to have a disabled persons' parking bay marked outside or near to your home.

Parking in a disabled persons' parking bay

Outside of a residential parking zone 

Outside of a residential parking zone (RPZ) any Blue Badge holder can park in a disabled persons' parking bay, as long as they clearly display their Blue Badge.

In a residential parking zone

In a RPZ, most disabled persons' parking bays can only be used by Blue Badge holders who have and display a disabled resident parking permit for that RPZ.

There are some disabled persons' parking bays near shops and community facilities which any Blue Badge holder can use. Make sure you check the nearby sign before you park.

 

Who can apply for a disabled persons' parking bay?

To apply for a new disabled persons' parking bay you must:
You do not need to be able to drive yourself to qualify.

Those aged 65 or over who do not receive higher or enhanced rate disability benefits

If you are aged 65 or over and don't receive the:
  • higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance; or
  • enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment; or
  • higher rate of Attendance Allowance
you can also apply as long as you include a letter from your GP or hospital consultant explaining why you need a disabled persons' parking bay near your home.

You must make sure you meet all the other requirements.
 
 

Apply for a disabled persons' parking bay

There is no charge to apply for a disabled persons' parking bay.
 
If you think that you qualify for a disabled persons' parking bay, fill in and sign our Disabled persons' parking bay application form (Word).

Email it to us at disabled.bayapplications@newham.gov.uk or send it to:
 
Disabled Persons’ Parking Team
Newham Dockside
1000 Dockside Road
E16 2QU

You must send with your application a copy of your:
  • award letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) that says that you receive:
    • the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance; or
    • the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment; or
    • the higher rate of Attendance Allowance
    and when it expires
  • current Blue Badge (both sides)
  • vehicle registration document (log book/V5), insurance certificate, or your Motability agreement if you hire your car through the Motability scheme.

If you are aged 65 or over and don't qualify for the higher or enhanced rate of disability benefit, you must include a supporting letter from your GP or hospital consultant, instead of the award letter.

 

What happens after you apply

We will:
  • check the information you have sent to us
  • write to you within six weeks to tell you our decision.
If your application is successful, we will go to the site to see where we could safely put a bay.

Before we can mark out the bay we have to carry out a legal process. This can take six months or more.
 

If you live in a residential parking zone (RPZ)

If you live in a RPZ, or in a street which is to become part of a RPZ, you will need a free disabled resident parking permit to park in the bay.

We will let you know when you can apply for a disabled resident parking permit.

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