North East Lincolnshire Council

Disabled bays

North East Lincolnshire Council offers residents the opportunity to apply for a disabled bay to be installed in front of their property. This type of bay is advisory only and is a courteous reminder that a parking space is required by a disabled person. When an application is first received it will initially undergo an informal assessment which determines the likelihood of the application being progressed further. This means that we look at your street  to determine the current on-street parking restrictions, the general street layout and existing features, such as speed humps. We may then visit the site to assess the application further.

If all of the above meets the criteria and policy we will notify you within 28 days if your request has been  approved or refused.  If approved you
will receive an invoice for £180. Once we have received the payment we will then instruct our lining team to install the road markings. We will endeavour to install the lining within three months * of your successful application.

*Limited lining work takes place between October- March because it is dependent on fair weather. This is because the thermoplastic material used for lining does not bond when the carriageway is wet or excessively cold.


Important – Terms and conditions

Prior to submitting an application please read through the attached notes.

Approval of any application is subject to the Information Guidance notes below:

  1. Definitions
  • Council” means North East Lincolnshire Council;
  • fee payer” means the person or agency paying for the provision of the road marking;
  • applicant” means the person for whom the marking is requested;
  • road marking” means the white road marking as illustrated on drawing number TS130/1028.4 (this comprises the road marking prescribed by the Department for Transport in The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 and indicates a parking bay for use by any disabled person).
    1. The road marking is not enforceable by the council’s Civil Enforcement Officers or any private enforcement organisation. It is only a courteous reminder that a parking space is required by a disabled person.
    2. The road marking does not reserve a parking space solely for the applicant, their representative or the fee payer.
    3. The road marking is intended to be available for use by any blue badge holder regardless that this may not be the applicant.
    4. The fee (currently £180) tendered to the Council is for vetting the application form, making all necessary arrangements for the road marking to be installed and for the actual cost of the installation of the marking.
    5. The road marking remains the property of the Council. It is not owned by the applicant, their representative or the fee payer.
    6. Should the Council wish to remove the road marking to modify or improve the existing road network they may do so without any obligation to reinstate it.
    7. The road marking will only be approved for installation outside of the property to which the applicant is resident.
    8. The road marking will only be approved if no off-street parking is available.
    9. All applications must have a vehicle registered at the property and proof of this must be supplied with the application.
    10. The applicant must qualify for one of the below mentioned benefits to meet the application criteria and evidence of the qualifying benefit must be supplied with the application.
  • Higher Rate mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Disability Allowance for Children
    1. The applicant must supply proof of residence such as, a utility bill dated within the last three months in the name of the applicant.
    2. The applicant must have a valid blue badge and evidence of this must be supplied with the application.
    3. If the road marking is approved and an invoice is issued, this must be paid before the road marking is applied.
    4. The Council reserves the right to refuse any application for the road marking, and on doing so will give the applicant an explanation of why the application was refused.
Disable bay guidance