Disabled parking bays and blue badge parking | Sevenoaks District Council

Disabled parking bays and blue badge parking

Disabled drivers may park in pay and display, time limited bays (excluding resident permit areas), car parks and on street bays for as long as necessary providing a valid Blue Badge is on display.
 

Where to find town centre on-street disabled parking bays

  • Crockenhill – outside the shops at The Broadway
  • Edenbridge – outside the church in Church Road
  • Edenbridge – in Croft Road next to Boots (2 spaces)
  • Sevenoaks – in the High Street outside "Mousetrap" and opposite HSBC
  • Sevenoaks – in the High Street just south of St Nicholas Church
  • Sevenoaks – in London Road outside "Beautique" and opposite the M&S store
  • Sevenoaks – in The Drive near Dartford Road
  • Sevenoaks – in South Park outside the Post Office (3 hours maximum stay)
  • Sevenoaks – at the bottom of St Botolphs Road just up from the Tubs Hill shops
  • Swanley – at the end of Station Road next to the Lullingstone Castle public house (2 spaces)
  • Westerham – in the parking area in Fullers Hill
  • Westerham – at the east end of the parking area in Market Square outside the George & Dragon public house
  • Westerham – at the west end of the parking area in Market Square outside the Nationwide Building Society
     

Applying for a disabled parking bay

We consider requests for disabled parking bays close to applicant's home. Applications are assessed using a process set by Kent County Council, the highway authority.

Applications must be made using the application form, which can be downloaded below.

In order for your application to be successful, you must fulfil all of the following criteria:

  • The application must be made in the name of one registered disabled person
  • You must hold a current and valid blue badge (a photocopy of both sides of the badge must be enclosed with the application form)
  • If under 65, the applicant must be in receipt of entitlement to the higher rate disability living allowance – mobility component or the enhanced rate of the mobility component for personal independence payment (PIP) (a photocopy of this must be enclosed with the application form)
  • If over 65, the applicant must be in receipt of entitlement to the higher rate disability living allowance – mobility component, attendance allowance and/or other mobility allowance (a photocopy of this must be enclosed with the application form)
  • The applicant should hold a valid UK driving licence (a photocopy must be enclosed with the application form)
  • There must be no space available for parking your vehicle within the boundary of your property, such as a garage or driveway
  • There are parking problems within the road (you regularly have difficulty finding available space on street close to your property)
  • There must be no existing parking restrictions in place (e.g. single or double yellow lines)
  • Existing disabled person's parking bays in any one street do not exceed 5% of total parking places available
  • The bay is not required at a location which may compromise public safety i.e. on a bend or the brow of a hill, close to a junction or within the turning head of a cul-de-sac
  • The road must be part of the public highway maintained by Kent County Council
  • The disabled person's parking bay must relieve and not cause congestion on the public highway.

If the criteria is not met, your application may not be allowed.

Applications for people under the age of 18 should be completed by a parent or carer.

If you have any queries, please contact us.

Apply for a Disabled Persons' Parking Bay