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Parking - Disabled People

Council Pay and Display Car Parks

Parking in the Council's pay and display car parks is free for disabled people provided:

On-street Disabled Persons’ Parking Places

The Disabled Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Act 2009 came into force on 1 October 2009. The Act makes provision for the duties of local authorities in relation to parking places for use by disabled persons’ vehicles.

Disabled parking places are for people who have severe problems getting around and who currently have a blue badge. In order to qualify for a disabled persons’ parking place you must have a blue badge and a suitable vehicle which must be registered with DVLA to your address.

The Council has a duty to consider an application for a disabled persons’ parking place at or near the home of some individuals who have severe mobility problems. All new applications for disabled persons’ parking places will be assessed by Neighbourhood Services and Infrastructure and where a new advisory disabled persons’ parking place is installed, a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) will need to be processed. These places will not be enforceable until the TRO process is complete.

If you feel you may qualify for a disabled persons’ parking place, please complete the "Application for Disabled Persons’ Parking Place" available from ‘Related Downloads’ and return it with a photocopy of the V5 – vehicle registration document (do not send the original) – to Neighbourhood Services and Infrastructure, Orkney Islands Council, School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY.

Remember, when using a disabled persons’ parking place:

Annual reports - Disabled Persons Parking Places (Scotland) Act 2009

The Annual Report on Performance of Functions in Relation to Parking Places for Disabled Persons Vehicles is available from 'Related Downloads' for information.

Further Information

Please contact the Roads Support Team on telephone 01856873535 or for further information on the provision of disabled parking in Orkney.

The Blue Badge Scheme of Parking Concessions for Disabled and Blind People

The Blue Badge Scheme is governed by Regulations approved by Parliament. The Scheme is principally designed to allow people with severe walking disabilities to park close to places they wish to visit. It is essential that Badges are issued only to people who would otherwise be incapable of visiting shops, public buildings or other places. Further information is also available from the link to the Scottish Government website from 'Related Sites'. Information on how to apply for a blue badge is available from the 'Related Links' section on this page

Related Sites

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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