Disabled Parking Badge Holders

Disabled Parking Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Disabled Badge schemes provides national parking concessions for those with severe walking difficulties who travel either as a driver or passenger. The scheme also applies to the registered blind and a limited number of other qualifiers. The national concessions apply only to on-street parking. Many local authorities have concessions in addition to the national scheme specific to that area only.

Concessions available in the Winchester District

  • Badge holders may park without time limit in bays where time limits are imposed on other users. (Badge must be displayed).
  • Badge holders may park free of charge and without time limit at "pay-and-display" on street parking (Badge must be displayed)
  • Badge holders may park on single or double yellow lines for up to three hours in England and Wales except where there is a ban on loading or unloading. (Badge must be displayed together with parking disc showing time of arrival)
  • On-street concessions
    • Badge holders may park in residents' permit parking bays without time limits.

    Display requirements

    Badges must be displayed on top of the dashboard or fascia panel of the vehicle with the front facing forward so that the relevant details are legible from the outside of the vehicle. If the vehicle does not have a dashboard or fascia panel you must exhibit the badge in a conspicuous position on the vehicle so that the relevant details are legible from outside the vehicle.

    Disabled Badge Holders only spaces

    Certain bays within Winchester High Street (The Broadway) and Market Lane have been provided for use solely by Disabled Badge holders.

    Where you may not park

    There are certain areas or locations within the District where there is no concession:

    • Do not park on double yellow lines where there is a loading ban in force. A loading ban is indicated by a single or double yellow stripe on the kerb and a nearby plate will give the times when a loading ban is in force. Generally in the centre of Winchester this is at the peak traffic times between 7.30am and 9.30am and 4.30pm and 6.00pm, Monday to Saturday.
    • Do not park on any bus stop or other clearways
    • Do not park on any pedestrian crossings including zig-zag marked areas
    • Do not park in parking place where parking has been suspended.
    • Do not park in bays that are reserved for specific use such as loading bays (located in The Square, Friarsgate, Water Lane and Jewry Street) or taxi ranks
    • Some areas of Winchester High Street, including from the junction with St Thomas Street and the junction with Jewry Street; and the westerly junction with Colebrook Street to the junction with Market Street, are pedestrian zones between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Saturday. Between these times the area is restricted to use by buses and specially authorised vehicles only. Badge holders may not drive or park within these areas during the restricted times.
    • Silver Hill is a pedestrian zone with no vehicular access except for buses, taxis, HGVs, vehicles displaying special access permits issued by Winchester City Council and other exempt vehicles. Disabled badge holders are not permitted to access or wait within Silver Hill at any time
    • Do not park on any school "Keep Clear" markings during the hours shown on nearby No Stopping plates
    • Do not park adjacent to any dropped kerbs
  • Car Parks

    The national Blue Badge Scheme does not apply in off-street car parks. Winchester City Council does however provide disabled bays within all our car parks and offers some additional parking concessions.

    Local Concessions available in the Winchester District

    Disabled Parking Badge holders may park in any pay and display car park free of charge up to the stated car park time limits (badge must be displayed). All other car park regulations must be complied with, for example, vehicles must be parked within marked parking bays. Please note that you will be required to pay for parking at the Middle Brook Street, and Brooks Centre 'pay on foot' car parks. These car parks are barrier controlled and payment is required from all users including Disabled badge holders.

    Display requirements

    Badges must be displayed on top of the dashboard or fascia panel of the vehicle with the front facing forward so that the relevant details are legible from the outside of the vehicle. If the vehicle does not have a dashboard or fascia panel you must exhibit the badge in a conspicuous position on the vehicle so that the relevant details are legible from outside the vehicle.

    Where you must park in Car Parks

    • Wholly within a marked bay indicated on the surface of the parking place, by lines, studs or other indications.

    Where you may not park in Car Parks

    • Do not park in any bays where use is shown as restricted, by yellow hatchings or other similar markings.
    • Do not park in bays that are reserved for specific users such as Permit Holders or Market Traders.
  • Disabled Persons Parking Place

    If you have a Blue Badge you may be eligible to have a Disabled Persons Parking Place (DPPP) marked on the public highway near your home.  The eligibility criteria include having a valid blue badge, having a vehicle registered at the property (which the Blue Badge holder travels in), and having no suitable off street parking available.

    If your application is approved the City Council will provide advisory markings on the road.  The effectiveness of these advisory markings depends on the goodwill of other motorists. DPPPs may be removed by the City Council if the entitlement of the applicant changes, or if complaints are received about the abuse of a parking place.  The marking is provided for the applicants benefit however the council can not prevent others from using it. DPPPs may be reviewed annually to ensure there is no misuse.

    A DPPP will not be provided where:

    • Existing waiting restrictions apply, for example double yellow lines. 
    • You have off-street parking e.g. hard standing or a garage.  If you do have off-street parking, you must prove that it is unsuitable for you to use.
    • It is dangerous.

    Winchester City Council may check the validity of any information you give in support of your application.

    Any personal information that you supply in this application form will only be used to enable Winchester City Council, on behalf of Hampshire County Council as highway authority, to process your request. Further information about how Winchester City Council uses personal information can be found on our website. Once the application has been decided and the matter closed any personal information will be destroyed within 1 year of the date of the decision. 

    We will not share your details with any third parties other than Hampshire County Council, as Highway Authority, at their request.

    To apply online please follow this link https://www.winchester.gov.uk/roads-highways, then click on the ‘Apply for a Disabled Person Parking Place’ blue button.

    If you are unable to apply online please contact the traffic team via email on trafficteam@winchester.gov.uk, or phone Customer Services on 01962 840222. 


Further Information:

If you have any queries about parking facilities for the disabled please contact us on:

Email: parking@winchester.gov.uk

Telephone: 01962 848 346

Parking Services, Winchester City Council, Colebrook Street, Winchester.

Parking Services Opening Times:
Monday to Friday 9.00am-4.00pm
Saturday and Sunday closed