When we receive your application, we will check that:
- you have completed all required sections of the application form
- you have provided a copy of one of the following documents along with your application, which shows the same address as the application address:
- a copy of a DVLA vehicle registration document
- proof of a Motability vehicle
- the application address is on a public road and not on private land
- the Blue Badge is registered at the address to which the application relates
- the Blue Badge is valid for a period longer than 6 months of the date we receive your application
- the vehicle is registered to and kept at the Blue Badge holder’s address
- you meet the criteria set out in the Notes for Guidance based on the information provided in the application form
We recommend you keep copies of the completed application form and send copies (not originals) of accompanying documents for future reference as we will destroy the supporting documents you send us once we have examined them.
We apologise that it is taking significantly longer than the 8 weeks quoted in the application form to respond to applications. This is due to budget changes in this financial year and we have had to find funds to deliver this service, which is provided at no cost to the applicant. However, we are now processing applications as a high priority. We will write to you with the outcome of our assessment.
If we approve your application, it can take up to 12 months between an application being approved and a parking bay being marked on the road, though sometimes it can take longer.
If Suffolk Highways is planning to undertake any work at the application address within the following 12 months, we will suggest that the markings should not be laid until that work takes place.
If an existing advisory disabled parking bay is removed following roadworks, including roadworks undertaken by a utility company, a new application will be required.
However, Suffolk Highways accepts no responsibility for replacement of the marking should it become faded or covered by third party roadworks such as those carried out by utilities companies and you will be responsible for applying for the marking to be replaced.