Disabled parking

Disabled parking bays may be used by anyone with a Blue Badge, the original applicant does not have exclusive use.

Read about the Blue Badge scheme in Wales.

Not all car parks have disabled parking bays. 

Disabled parking charges

In pay and display car parks parking is free for Blue Badge holders as long as the blue badge is valid, displayed correctly and the vehicle is parked within a marked bay.

In multi-storey car parks normal parking charges apply with a blue badge.

Tariffs are clearly displayed in each Car Park/ Park

Incorrect display or use of the badge may result in a Penalty Charge Notice being served, please refer to parking in resident permit parking areas for guidance.

City centre disabled parking bays

Corn Street pedestrian improvements

Works for temporary footway widening are taking place on Corn Street and Upper Dock Street to provide improved pedestrian access and space for social distancing in the city centre. This includes road narrowing to provide additional space for pedestrians. Corn Street, Upper Dock Street, and Skinner Street will now operate with a one-way vehicle system. View map (pdf)

As part of this work, disabled parking bays on Upper Dock Street are being reassigned to alternative locations including additional disabled bays in city centre off street car parks such as Emlyn Street and Faulkner Road. The disabled parking bays on nearby Skinner Street remain.

The next phase of this work is to install controlled crossing points across Corn Street and Skinner Street, to provide improved pedestrian access between bus stations.

Download changes to on-street parking regulations (pdf)

Download temporary on-street waiting and loading restrictions (pdf)

Parking in resident permit parking areas 

Valid Blue Badge holders are permitted to park in a resident’s bay, without a time limit. 

When using the parking concessions you must display the badge on the dashboard of your vehicle or attach it to your bike where it can be clearly seen.

  • If there is no dashboard in your vehicle, you must still display the badge in a place where it can be clearly read from outside the vehicle. 
  • The front of the badge should face upwards, showing the wheelchair symbol. 
  • The side showing the photograph should not be visible through the windscreen. You must ensure details on the front of the badge can be clearly read.

Incorrect display or use of the badge may result in a Penalty Charge Notice being served.

Please refer to The Blue Badge Scheme: Rights and Responsibilities booklet for further guidance.

Applying for a disabled parking bay

PLEASE NOTE: The application process for 22/23 is currently under review. If it does become available, it will be from the start of December, not November as mentioned below. 

Apply for a disabled parking bay

A disabled parking bay is a white outline on the highway, measuring approximately 6 metres, with the word DISABLED/ANABL written alongside it. The provision of a bay is to maximise the ability of a Blue Badge holder to be able to park but cannot guarantee parking and is not intended to be used for solely picking up and dropping off passengers. 

It is important to note that ANY Blue Badge holder can park their vehicle in a bay, provided they display a valid Blue Badge regardless of its location, such as outside your home. 

There are several stages to the process and at any stage the application may be declined.

It is important to note that the opportunity to apply only takes place in one cohort per year between November – January.

The process of introducing parking bays can take between 12 – 18 months and therefore immediate action on a request is not available. 

Provision of a Disabled Parking Bay is not a statutory service and the provision may therefore be removed at any time.

How can I apply?

Option 1 - An enquiry can be made to the City Contact Centre on 01633 656565 who will discuss the initial criteria (Stage 1). An application form will only be sent if you present as meeting the initial threshold and between November and January only each year. 

Option 2 – Complete the online application form which is available between November and January only. Please note you can only progress with an on line application if you meet the required fields.    

Why can I only apply between November and January each year?

There are distinct key processes to the marking of a bay which require coordination and is managed through a single yearly cohort. There is no opportunity to consider applications outside of this timeframe or fast track an application. 

If my application is turned down at any stage, can I appeal?

The decisions made at each stage have been robustly managed against all the requirements and there is no availability to appeal. 

How long does it take for a bay to be marked if my application has passed all key stages?     

Due to all the stages and requirements that have to be considered and met, the whole process can take between 12 – 18 months.



Contact Newport City Council for further information.