Disabled persons parking place

A disabled person's parking place (DPPP) is a parking space marked on the public highway by a white painted box with a sign indicating that it is for the use of blue badge holders only.

It an offence for any vehicle to be parked there without displaying a valid blue badge.

Even when requested by a householder the DPPP is still available for any blue badge holder to use.

Disabled persons parking places are not provided for dial-a-ride, taxis, hospital drivers or others for the purposes of picking up of or setting down passengers and non-disabled visitors or carers.


Before you apply please read our DPPP - your questions answered and our advice for disabled drivers

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Assessment criteria

1. The applicant must be a registered blue badge holder.

2. Where off-street parking facilities are available, a bay may be provided if the applicant can demonstrate that the facilities are unsuitable for the use of a disabled person due to the nature of their disability or unsuitable for their vehicle.

3. The applicant must use and drive a vehicle kept at the premises, except where the applicant:

  • requires substantial physical assistance from the driver of the vehicle when entering and leaving the vehicle and the driver is generally the only person available to assist the passenger
  • is sufficiently mentally or physically incapacitated that they need constant supervision by the driver of the vehicle and the driver of the vehicle is the only person available

The driver should also live at the applicants address.

4. All disabled persons' parking places will be operational 'at any time'.

5. Disabled persons' parking places will only be approved at locations where road safety will not be adversely affected by their provision.

6. Where disabled persons' parking bays are considered to be no longer necessary due to a change in circumstances or are reported to be unused, they will be removed.

Procedure once you have applied

The procedure for creating an enforceable traffic order requires the proposal to be advertised in local papers, the London Gazette and on the street affected.

This allows anybody else affected by the proposed DPPP the opportunity to object to the scheme if they wish. We will carefully consider the objections before either proceeding or withdrawing the proposed DPPP.

The DPPP will be enforced by our parking attendants. Provision of DPPPs can take up to six months because of the legal procedures required to create the traffic order.

Personalised Disabled Person's Parking Places scheme

The Personalised Disabled Person's Parking Places scheme is an initiative designed to assist vulnerable Brent disabled residents experiencing problems using their existing Disabled Person's Parking Places.

We have set eligibility criteria to ensure the provision of the bays caters for individual residents.

Existing Disabled Person's Parking Places owners may apply for this scheme provided they fulfil additional criteria such as Mobility Allowance at a higher rate for an indefinite period or Attendance Allowance at a higher rate for an indefinite period.

Permits are required for Personalised disabled persons parking places. Applicants will need to apply by email at Parking.Permits@brent.gov.uk or telephoning us on 020 8290 8300 (option 3).