H Markings and Blue Badge Parking Spaces

If you are experiencing problems with people parking over your drive or you are disabled and need to park close to your home you can apply for an H bar marking or blue badge parking space.

H markings

H marking painted on road

A H bar marking is an advisory marking that is laid on parts of the public highway. Marked areas should be kept clear of parked vehicles either outside an entrance to off-street premises, or where the kerb is dropped to provide a convenient crossing place for pedestrians.

How do I apply?

To apply for a H marking or H mark repainting:

  • first read our H marking policy so you can understand what information you need to provide and how we will assess your application; and
  • download our application form.

How much does it cost?

The standard fee for the installation or repainting of a H mark up to 6m in length is £82.

Where a H mark is requested for a shared access point with a width greater than 6m. The standard £82 fee will apply plus a £11 per linear metre charge per additional metre above 6m. i.e. for a 8m H mark the fee would be £82 + £11 + £11 = £104.

Fees are only payable in the event an application is successful and details of how to pay the fee will be provided at the time any application is approved.

Apply for a Blue Badge Parking Space outside your home

Blue Badge Parking Spaces

Please be advised that the budget for provision of BBPS has been fully allocated this financial year. Applications are still being accepted but these will be placed on a reserve list for consideration after April 2024.

Disabled parking space painted on road

An advisory Blue Badge Parking Space (BBPS) is a parking space marked on the public highway available for use by any blue badge holder.

How do I apply?

To apply for a BBPS or the repainting of a BBPS:

  • first read our BBPS policy so you can understand what information you need to provide and how we will assess your application; and
  • download our application form.
  • evidence documents referenced in the policy must be submitted with the application form (this includes repainting requests)
  • repainting requests are considered based on the level of degradation and in most circumstances provision of new BBPS within the borough is prioritised.

How much does it cost?

An advisory BBPS is currently provided and repainted free of charge.