Blue Badge Parking Scheme For Disabled Drivers and Passengers (revised 2018)
This document is designed to ensure that the process for allocating the permits is carried out fairly and consistently, and to clarify that process. The policy and procedures apply to all staff who are involved in the process.
A 'Blue Badge' is a parking permit that entitles people who are registered as severely sight impaired and disabled people who have severe mobility problems to access goods and services by allowing them to park close to where they need to go.
The Blue Badge Scheme was originally introduced in December 1971 through regulations made under section 21 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 (Badges for display on motor vehicles used by disabled persons). This Act was later amended by the Disabled Persons' Parking Badges Act 2013.