Disabled Parking Bay Scheme

Special parking spaces are provided on the public highway by Broxbourne Borough Council to allow holders of blue disabled badges to park near their home. They are usually provided at locations where there is a high demand for on-street parking spaces. They are not to be used for keeping private driveways free or to provide parking for able-bodied people visiting disabled relatives or friends.The spaces are provided free of charge, and are available for any blue badge holder to use.

Who can apply?
How do I apply?
What happens after I have applied?
Reasons for refusal
How long does it take?
How do I apply for a Blue Badge
Unwanted Disabled Person's Parking Bays
Non Blue Badge holder parking in a Bay

Who can apply?
Anyone may apply for a disabled person's parking space. An application will be considered if the following criteria are met:

  • The applicant is a blue badge holder. They can be either the driver or passenger
  • The vehicle is for frequent use of the disabled person
  • The vehicle is permanently based at the applicant's address
  • The driver of the vehicle is a resident at the applicant's address
  • No suitable alternative parking facilities exist such as garage or driveway

How do I apply?
Complete the application form providing the blue badge number.

  • Attach a copy of the vehicle registration documentDisabled Parking Logo
  • Attach a copy of the driving licence belonging to the driver of the vehicle.
  • Send to Broxbourne Borough Council by post to: Highway Services, Broxbourne Borough Council, Unit 5 Broxboune Business Centre, New River Trading Estate, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 0NB, email to ess@broxbourne.gov.uk or deliver to the Council Offices at Bishops College, Cheshunt or the above address or visit any Council one stop shop. 

What happens after I have applied?
Your application will be processed and the Council's project officer will make a site visit

  • If approved the extent of the bay will be marked temporarily in the road in yellow paint (this is not legally enforceable, but to show the position of the bay)
  • Traffic Regulation Orders are made twice yearly. The Council must make a Traffic Regulation Order to allow enforcement against inappropriate parking in the bay
  • A 'Notice of Intention' is placed on a lighting column or other suitable item of street furniture and a copy is placed in the local press
  • Objections are considered and modifications may be agreed as a result of responses to the notice
  • A 'Notice of Making the Order' is raised, and again this is placed on suitable street furniture and in the local press
  • The bay is then painted and a sign displayed, at which point it becomes enforceable

Reasons for refusal

  • The proposed location obstructs a sight line or impedes pedestrians or vehicles
  • The driver, passenger or car ownership details do not match the applicant's address
  • The blue badge has expired
  • Demand for parking in the area is low, so parking spaces can easily be found
  • Sufficient Disabled Persons Parking Spaces already exist within the road
  • The proposed location is subject to waiting restrictions such as yellow lines 

How long does it take?
It can take up to six months due to the processing of the Traffic Regulation Order which is only made twice per year.

How do I apply for a Blue Badge

The Blue Badge scheme in the Borough of Broxbourne is administered by Hertfordshire County Council. To contact them by telephone please ring 0300 123 4042.

Unwanted Disabled Person's Parking Bays
If a space is no longer required, please inform the Council at ess@broxbourne.gov.uk  or call the Council's helpline on 01992 785577 in order that the bay may be removed and the space made available to other drivers.

Non Blue Badge Holder Parking
Disabled bays on the public highway are for the use of all blue badge holders to park.  Should a vehicle be parked without displaying a badge, this is a contravention of the Traffic Management Act 2004 and a penalty charge notice can be issued. Please click here for further information on parking enforcement.