Blue badge holders in Denbighshire will be allowed to park in council park parks for an additional hour under a new scheme being launched this week.
Denbighshire County Council is granting blue badge holders who display a valid ticket an additional hour on top of the expiry time printed on their pay and display ticket.
Councillor Brian Jones, Cabinet Lead Member for Highways, Planning and Sustainable Transport, said: “We are delighted to be introducing this scheme in Denbighshire
“The extra hour is deemed as a “reasonable adjustment” under the Equality Act 2010 and has also been implemented by some other councils who charge blue badge holders for parking.
“All blue badge holders will need to display a valid badge and they will be granted an extra hour on top of the expiry time printed on their pay and display ticket. Civil enforcement officers working in a car park will allow an additional hour to the time displayed.
“It is not essential for blue badge holders to park in a disabled bay to receive the extra hour. The majority of blue badge holders usually park in disabled bays as there are usually spaces available and they are generally located closer to pedestrian accesses. However if there are no spaces and they need to park in other parking bays, the additional hour will still be applicable.
“We look forward to getting this scheme underway and will be monitoring its success."