Accessibility (Highways)

How to apply for access protection markings including a disabled bay in a residential area or for fixing accessibility issues on the highway.
Access Protection Markings and Disabled Residential Parking Bays are not legally enforceable and will not necessarily solve existing parking issues. They can help to advise other motorists of a hidden entrance or that a disabled resident needs to park close to their property.

Access Protection Markings (APM)

This is a single white line in the shape of an 'H' across a driveway or other vehicle access to help prevent vehicles from parking there. They are not legally enforceable but can help to highlight a concealed entrance.

Before you apply for APM markings please check the following:

  • There is a legal dropped kerb at the property access
  • There are no existing waiting restrictions (yellow lines)
  • There is a conflict in parking needs, such as near to a school or shops
  • There is supporting evidence of previous obstruction.

There is a charge of £204 for both new markings and for renewal of those that have faded.

Download APM Application Form (PDF, 275KB)


Advisory Disabled (Residents) Parking Bays

This can tell other road users that parking close to a property is necessary for a disabled resident. They are not legally enforceable and are not reserved for a specific Blue Badge holder.

A charge of £204 is payable by the applicant for either a new bay or for renewing an existing one that has faded.

To apply, download the Advisory Disabled Parking Bay Application Form (PDF, 233KB)

You can also call 01908 252353 if you need assistance completing this form.


Accessibility Fund 

We have set up an annual budget of £25k to cover the cost of fixing accessibility issues on the highways. Requests to this annual budget can be made and a highways officer will see if the issue and location are suitable for work to be carried out. This may include removing bollards, adding dropped kerbs or installing a handrail.

How to apply to this fund

A request can be made by emailing:

You can also call 01908 252353 if you need assistance completing this form.

Please include:

  • The precise location
  • A description of the problem
  • Photographs or plans to show the accessibility issues.

There are already schemes planned for 2020-2022 however you can still send in your requests if you wish to be considered for the next available fund which is 2022-2023. Please note that this is subject to budget approval.

Previous years' programmes can be viewed here:

Accessibility Fund 2019/20 Programme (PDF, 175KB)

Accessibility Fund 2020/21 Programme (PDF, 175KB)

Last Updated: 13 May 2021