Freedom of information response

Blue badge disabled parking permits

Publication date: 
Thursday 10 September 2020
Request: 

1. How many regular car parking bays are there in all of the council-owned car parks across the council area?
2. How many disabled car parking bays are there in all of the council-owned car parks across the council area?
3. How many people held a blue badge disabled parking permit issued by the council as at 30 August 2019?

4. How many applications for blue badge disabled parking permits has the council received since 30 August 2019?

5. How many of these applications for blue badge disabled parking permits received since 30 August 2019 has the council:
a. Approved
b. Directly refused
c. Refused due to an incomplete request

6. How many applications for blue badge disabled parking permits has the council received from applicants with hidden/non-visible disabilities (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/people-with-hidden-disabilities-can-access-blue-badges-for-the-first-time-from-today) since 30 August 2019?

7. How many of these applications for blue badge disabled parking permits received from applicants with hidden/non-visible disabilities (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/people-with-hidden-disabilities-can-access-blue-badges-for-the-first-time-from-today) since 30 August 2019 has the council:
a. Approved
b. Directly refused
c. Refused due to an incomplete request

Response: 

1. 919

2. 219

3. 16,133 including individual and organisational badges

4. 1976, including new and renewal applications

5.

a. 1758

b. 111
c. Not known – our reporting does not include this category

6. Figure now stands at 158 (including new and renewal applications)

7.

a. 103

b. 45
c. Not known – our reporting does not include this category

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Request reference:
FOI 10201